Key-Hole Canyon

Several years ago I had the opportunity to visit a friend living in Las Vegas. I had many adventures during the time that I was there, but perhaps the highlight of the trip was sleeping in the Nevada desert at Key-hole Canyon. It is a sacred site to the indigenous of that area and the rocks are covered with many carvings and petroglyphs. The canyon itself is peasant but unimpressive, however the markings which is all that remains of the tribes that lived in this area are incredible.

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Green creepers

Key-hole Canyon

Petroglyphs

Petroglyphs at Key-hole canyon

Mystical signs

Star stone

The Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam is situated on the border between the States of Nevada and Arizona. It is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado river. On the day I visited the temperatures were nearly 102 degrees – the baking sun reflecting off the concrete structure making it seem even hotter… It is an impressive spectacle to say the least. The drop off on the other side of the dam, would turn even the strongest of stomachs… I was however most impressed by the toilets which had amazing golden doors…which reminded me of the doors of the “Vishnu” temple high up in the hills of the Himalayas, at Muktinath.

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