Kats (wildrider) wrote,
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And I had a Dam good time

I made the discovery that when you are traveling on Highway 93 from Arizona into Nevada, you can no longer get to the Hoover Dam (or back); you can only get down there via the Nevada side. There's an exit down to the Dam itself, and there's a place where you can stop and climb up a series of switchbacks, and walk across the bridge itself.



Informational plaques are all along the walkway:


A good shot of the dam itself, as well as the "bathtub ring" which tells you just how much water Lake Mead has lost in the years of the drought --




Self portrait:


Quarter to four, Arizona time; I lost a little time making my usual wrong turn in Boulder (I don't know why I always get lost driving out of Vegas, even in the daytime).


The bridge from the parking area above the Dam, just before I discovered you can no longer drive to Arizona over the Hoover Dam. I had to drive all the way back up through Nevada and across the bridge to get back:


The exposed turbines of Hoover Dam. Somewhere I have some pictures taken back in the 80's, when the reservoir was full:


The walk across the bridge and back was a pretty good walk -- I enjoyed it a LOT.

I didn't get back to Phoenix until 8:30, though.
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