Where are we going? Where are you taking us?
We're here! Beautiful Lake Mead!
Stumpy and Fenway made a new friend, immediately! Sky, a beautiful plott hound girl, was recently adopted from a local shelter.
This was Sky's second trip to the lake and although she got her feet wet, her owner said she didn't want to swim. I told him a little friendly competition would probably fix that.
And it did. Sky was swimming like a champ, in no time.
OK, you two! I want you to swim and chase balls until you can't move!
And they did!
Back in the 80's Lake Mead was my playground. Once the weather warmed up we were out here all the time. You could pull your vehicle up to the water's edge and set up camp. Back in the day, the water came up almost to the road pictured below.
In this picture you can see the white water line on the rocks. 20 years ago, just the tops of those rocks were visible.
Are you familiar with the Federal government's America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass? The pass, for a nominal fee (and in some cases free) grants you access, at no charge, to national parks, national forests and land under the jurisdiction of the Army Corps of Engineers. Discounts for other services are offered, too.
More information, history, geography, etc., about lake Mead can be found here.