Monday, July 28, 2014

Geo-RoadTrip 2014: Hoover Dam

Another year, another Geo-RoadTrip!  This one started in Las Vegas!  But we quickly left the bright lights and loose slots of Sin City and searched for something impressive.  The first stop on our itinerary was Hoover Dam.  On the way we stopped to make a pit stop in Boulder City for some grub and alien-themed photo-ops:

A UFO & dam influenced town is just a highlight on the road to history.  After a few burgers and hijinks it was straight to the bridge for some picture snapping and video shooting.  Here's what all the fuss is about:

Not much can be said about the dam that hasn't already been said.  It's big and impressive and worth a stop if you are in the area.  One interesting thing we noticed was a symptom of the recent drought.  Check out the Lake Mead "bathtub ring":

When the water level decreases you can see the white area on the shoreline.  Mineral deposition causes this color and in ideal times it would be covered by water.  Hopefully some relief will come to the area soon.

Next up is the Valley of Fire!  Video coming soon!

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