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Sugarloaf Mountain

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  • Day12

    God Dammit Hoover.

    August 7, 2017 in the United States

    Had a super early run to Yavapai Point to watch the sun rise. Back for brekkiie. Then off to say a final farewell to the Canyon from the appropriately named Grand View Point. Probably the best view of the Colorado we've seen. Enjoyed the peace & solitude until a noisy Japanese family appeared. Time to make a sharp exit. The small matter of 250 odd miles to Boulder City & the Hoover Dam. Decided to fill up (the car & us) at Williams - should be cheaper. The freeway junction was before town so we had to make something of a detour. By chance that meant we drove a little of Route 66. Williams was the last town to be bypassed. It was full of Americana looking shops & a Safeway. Stocked up for the journey ahead. Unfortunately the phone satnav wasn't playing ball so distances & arrival times were the old fashioned guestimate. What didn't help was the appalling standard of the motorway surface - pot holes on a motorway is just not safe. This is what you get in a low tax, small state, low investment society. Cruised along, searching for cacti and listening to a popular beat combo from Liverpool. Bizarre world. Made it to the Dam, allbeit with a couple of detours - one scenic outlook and one to try to approach over the dam - don't let you. Did as we were told & faced security, queues for parking & then more security to get in the visitor centre. And the heat!!! Some respite in the centre & jumped the queue with having booked online. Watched a video preaching how heroic it all was & then queued for a lift down to the powerplant. The scale was massive & all the while the subtle vibration of flowing water being channelled beneath. Battled the heat to get some photos outside - both on the dam and from the nearby bridge. The cooling stations dotted around the area helped ensure Liz didn't pass out. Once done - onwards to Boulder City. Hotel had a pool which was good. Did a little washing & it was dry in next to no time. Tea was at a diner that served drinks in the biggest jam jars that existed. Superb food as well.Read more

  • Day8

    Hoover Dam

    August 29, 2017 in the United States

    Auf unserem Weg nach Tusayan (Grand Canyon) fuhren wir direkt am Hoover Dam vorbei, der den Colorado River zum Lake Mead staut und damit die gesamte Wasserversorgung für Las Vegas sichert. Das riesige Wasserkraftwerk ist imposant und einige Fotos wert :) Bei rund 45 Grad schwitzten wir aber gewaltig und flüchteten schnell wieder in unseren mit Sitzkühlung ausgestatteten Fullsize SUV ;-)Read more

  • Day10

    Hoover Damn

    July 11, 2017 in the United States

    Von Las Vegas aus haben wir einen kurzen Abstecher zum beeindruckenden Hoover Damn gemacht. Nun geht es weiter zur Übernachtung nach Pahrump, denn von da aus erreichen wir morgen super gut das Death Valley. Wir sind übrigens bisher schon 3245km gefahren 😎.

  • Day11

    Hoover dam

    May 13, 2016 in the United States

    Southeast of Las Vegas.
    Did a right turn here to head for Utah.

    The northeast of Vegas is the most inhospitable area traversed on this trip. It is a mountainous desert park with no roads. That is what the second pic shows. Had to keep low to stay below Vegas airspace.

  • Day22

    Hoover Dam

    November 18, 2016 in the United States

    They built the wall on the freeway crossing near the Hoover Dam so high you see NOTHING on either side! We are not sure HOW you ever see Hoover Dam without spending a lot of money on a helicopter ride. We think that may be the point.

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