Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Vegas, baby!
- When I do my county runs...I like to consider those with a lot of favorites. I can download a gpx file of the 1000 closest caches of my preference and then sort them in GSAK by favorite points and find out where they are located.John/thenkengreneOn Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 4:32 PM, gumbietygress@... <gumbietygress@...> wrote:Blame 9-11 for the Hoover Dam thing. To even SEE the dam you have to go to the Bridge Visitors' Center. But it's worth walking out to the middle of the bridge -- even Russ did it!There is a diner in Boulder City that was on Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives -- and yes, their Green Chili is 'all that.'However, I suggest that you ask a 'local' about Vegas caches. Names we ran into: Clay4&whtwolfden (go to http://coord.info/GC2ZK7J and click through), nvtriker (GC33NK5), or Birdie Moms (GC338A8). (sorry about the fonts going wonky) They're locals, and I'm sure they can steer you to good ones! We found many locals do have an interest in off the beaten track hides. If finding them was any clue!(Oh yeah, and regarding one of the Strip caches -- the white M&Ms are very good!)BarbJ/Tygress
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From: Pam Tobias <geopblt@...>
Subject: Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Vegas, baby!
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 14:23:41 -0600
We're odd like that too. Who brings hiking boots to Las Vegas? We do! No interest in the gambling or high end shopping. We discovered a brand spanking new hotel in the new City Centre - Vdara - that has no smoking and no casino. We plan to use it as a home base to go explore away from the city, and then come back for a nice dinner. We'll spend the first half day after we arrive caching on the strip. There's even a geocaching event at the MGM that afternoon that we'll try to make if travel gets us there in time. Our package deal gets us 2 show tickets, which we'll use that first night. After that, we're outta the city! Last time we visited Las Vegas was pre-caching days, so I'm ridiculously excited to get the chance!I'd love to get to the ET highway, but sounds like it's a bit too far for this trip. I can't believe there are no caches at Hoover Dam! Not even a virtual! There are four challenges there, but it's not the same! I must venture into Arizona though, and pick up that state.Not sure we'll go after any really high terrain caches. Between my sore back and Jeff's sore knee, we're a little gimpy lately! We'll see how stupid we get when we're within spitting distance of a tempting high terrain cache though.Pam/pbltOn Jan 25, 2012, at 10:41 AM, Indigo Parrish wrote:
--- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, Pam Tobias <geopblt@...> wrote:
> I know many of y'all have extensive experience caching in the Las Vegas area. If you had 2.5 days to spend based in Las Vegas, and had a car, what are the must see caches? I'm thinking a half day on the strip, a day at Red Rocks Canyon, and a day at Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, with a little excursion to pick up an AZ cache as long as I'm so close. I'm totally willing to hike and get dirty.
I dare you to go to the ET highway and find ONE cache there.
I'd love to spend 2.5 days mountain biking and hiking in the desert. I'm one of those odd people who would fly to Vegas for a vacation and then never set foot in a casino even once.
I'm looking forward to your insights on cool high terrain caches there after your visit.
-Keith (Indigo Parrish)
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