Just a 2 hour 20 minute drive from Las Vegas is North America’s lowest elevation and one of the hottest places in the U.S. For even someone like me who works all the time, you can afford a day trip to check this place out. They say camping is the way to go since the night skies here are as dark as our ancestors witnessed. “The clear, limpid atmosphere brings [the stars] very close. You feel you could reach up and pull them down,” said Bessie Johnson. The International Dark Sky Park has designated this #3 and the largest on their list.
The inspiration for this trip was the super bloom I had heard about. Let’s be clear, this is not tulip fields in the Holland but the beauty of these flowers is still astounding when you see that they’re growing out of rock and dirt.
We took the route home through Beatty. It’s a funny little town just a few miles away from the ghost town of Ryholite. It’s an area that’s remote but has a cool factor to it. It’s because of the nearby open air Goldwell Museum and the fact that you can hang out and soak in a hot spring at Bailey Hot Spring.
We were gone for 8 hours total and were home to watch Saturday night UFC at home. It’s great to feel like you’ve had an adventure or accomplished something but still come home to sleep in your own bed.