For some reason doubtless buried in our prehistoric past, most humans find volcanos interesting, as long as they’re not spewing molten rock and poison gas. If you’d like to visit one that has behaved itself for about 10,000 years but still shows the interesting geologic features acquired in its flaming youth, Amboy Crater makes a fine day trip this time of year. The temperature will be 5 to 10 degrees warmer than the same day in Las Vegas, and the route I suggest will take you through the Mojave National Preserve, an agreeable place in early winter.
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Times are tough, no doubt about it. Especially on a reduced income.
MAYOR’S CUP SOCCER TOURNAMENT PLANNED
Most people go indoors to escape the Las Vegas triple-digit temperatures. Some people go indoors to exercise in triple digits. They are devotees of hot yoga and hot Pilates, where the room temperature is cranked up, and the humidity is increased.
Brandon “The Havoc” Harris is an undefeated professional boxer. “I came up with the name myself because I destroy everything that gets in front of me when I’m fighting,” he said. Outside the ring he’s “the nicest guy … always laughing and cracking jokes.” He shares the art of boxing at the Henderson Multigenerational Center.
The undead are expected to join monsters, ghosts and trick-or-treaters at several Henderson-area venues for family-friendly Halloween events.
The monsoon season is over, the crowds have gone, and the daytime temperatures are ideal — perfect conditions for a fall trip to Lake Powell. The lake, which boasts more than 1,800 miles of shoreline, lies within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, on the border of Arizona and Utah. The lake was created when the Glen Canyon Dam was built. Although the dam was, and still is, a controversial topic for many, the lake it created has become an outdoor person’s paradise.
MAYOR’S CUP SOCCER TOURNAMENT PLANNED
To hear Summerlin resident Christy Phelps describe it, Pure Barre is not for the faint of heart.
From the Rose Regatta Dragon Boat Race & Festival to the Big Shots Breast Cancer Fundraiser, Henderson-area residents find ways to have fun while raising funds to fight breast cancer.
RED ROCK CANYON CAMPGROUND SET TO OPEN BY END OF OCTOBER
Fitness is a way of life for Fitness In Motion owners Rachael Schein and LeAnna Marchese. They combined forces to open the new workout facility in Summerlin.
The Great Gallery in Horseshoe Canyon is one of the most significant rock art sites in North America. It is in a remote area of Canyonlands National Park, Utah. A trip there requires plenty of preparation, plus the equipment and willingness to drive a 30-mile gravel road to the trailhead. Once there, you’ll need to hike down through the slick rock, which contains a few high drop-offs into the canyon. It is a moderately strenuous hike of about 6.5 miles roundtrip with an elevation loss/gain of about 800 feet at the beginning and that much to climb back up at hike’s end.
SENIOR YOGA, TAI CHI CLASSES AVAILABLE
The Frishers are full of information about Kingman and happy to share it. Upon check-in, they gave me a Route 66 pin and a history of the town, which included a map, colored markers and scandalous stories about celebrities who’ve stayed there. (Who knew Clark Gable was married so many times?)
Cerca country welcomes fall with pumpkin patches, corn mazes, community celebrations and plenty of outdoor adventures.
I was not looking forward to the task. Clearing out your desk is not a pleasant chore. It’s the fall version of spring cleaning.
INDIVIDUALS CAN ADOPT A TRAIL
Editor’s note: Be sure to check road conditions before traveling.
CHAMPIONHIPS OF GOLF TOURNAMENT PLANNED
New A.G.E. is an adaptive recreation program promoting self-esteem, independence and individuality for people age 22 and older with developmental disabilities ranging from Down syndrome to cerebral palsy to autism.
Seniors are getting into fitness for the fun of it.
RED ROCK 5K PLANNED SEPT. 20