Saturday, September 10, 2011

Historic Railroad Trail

We went to Lake Mead to hike the Historic Railroad Trail. It was a rail line used for the building of Hoover Dam. The track has been pulled up so now it's a hiking trail halfway up a mountain.

The kids were excited to get started. I told them there's a surprise at the end of the trail, (well the end for us. There's no way we were hiking the whole 7 miles!)

The scenery was absolutely beautiful with Lake Mead on one side and the mountains on the other.

After about a mile and a half of hiking we made it to our destination. (The kids took turns walking and riding in the stroller.) We only went to the first two tunnels, but they were impressive! The kids were super excited. We heard a Mexican free-tail bat, but we couldn't locate it.

On the way back Alex wanted to climb.

We all really enjoyed our hike and spending time together.


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