Ah yes, Sin City. I live here. Somewhat by choice and somewhat by circumstance. It is a large hot dry city spread out in the middle of the Mojave Desert covered in concrete and asphalt. The streets run straight forming a grid from one end of the valley to the other, while every home and business is cut from a mold and placed in a replicating fashion within the blocks between the roads. The traffic is terrible, the drivers rude and the economy crap. Where I live, close to the edge of the city, half built neighborhoods are the norm and every other home lies vacant and in disrepair. Who would not want to escape this?
I’ve spent a total of 15 years traipsing around the arid landscapes of the southwest pushing myself to find out just what is over that next ridge. I play out my passions which include hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, backcountry cooking and whiskey on a somewhat regular basis. Trying to do something at least once a week. I operate on a very modest budget and mostly remain within an hours drive from my house. The small unnamed peaks, desert washes and penetrating roads that lay in abundance with no access restrictions are my specialty.
TL;DR This blog should focus on hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, backcountry cooking and whiskey, while tying together the surrounding landscapes around Las Vegas with a locals perspective.
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