Summer travel is in full swing in the warm Southwest, so we need to turn our thoughts to higher elevations in search of agreeably cooler temperatures. A great destination for that purpose is the Owens Valley town of Bishop, California, at a cool 4,200 feet, roughly twice the elevation of Las Vegas. It’s not only a super place to spend a few days in the at the foot of the Eastern Sierra but also can serve as a wonderful base camp for visiting Mammoth Lakes, Lee Vining, Mono Lake and Yosemite National Park.
Now is a wonderful time to take a couple of days or longer to enjoy the waters of Lake Powell. The summer crowds haven’t descended here yet and the daytime temperatures are ideal.
Youth baseball, softball seasons continue though mid-June
The 2018 spring volleyball league ended this week with Synergy, primarily UNLV volleyball players and 702 Sand volleyball players, dominating the double-elimination tournament. Heavy Hitters, primarily made-up-of Basic High School graduates, came up from the loser bracket defeating last year’s champions—the Volleygirls. They met Synergy in the championship game, and they went for three games in a tough match-up. Synergy prevailed with a 15-8 win.
Everyone loves sand dunes. Perhaps because most of us come from climates where dunes don’t occur, they seem exotic and we associate them with romance and adventure. Many travel thousands of miles to gaze upon them, but those who live in Southern Nevada can find outstanding examples relatively near. Some of the tallest in North America, Eureka Dunes, are in Death Valley National Park.
Volleyball league’s top four to face off in tournament
Women’s volleyball league starts tourney play
Youth floor hockey finishes for season
If you plan on a spring outing to Southern Utah, especially along Scenic Byway 12 to Bryce Canyon National Park or the Escalante area, an easy yet rewarding side trip is Kodachrome Basin State Park.
Located on the Arizona Strip and the Colorado River, Lee’s Ferry makes a great getaway for those who like remote areas for hiking or just kicking back for a night or two. This one offers the bonus of being a historic site.
Ball Kickers win coed kickball league
Zion National Park in Utah is a favorite spring getaway for Southern Nevada’s rock climbing community. But before you head there, be aware there are a few closures and changes in effect the next couple of months.
Flight S2S wins basketball championship
For an unusual one-day family adventure, try exploring a natural lava tube, only two hours from Las Vegas, just across the California line.
Double-elimination basketball tournament begins tonight