Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Saturday, April 21 – Paul has been riding many of the bike trails here in the Boulder City Area. One he has found exceptionally nice is the River Mountain Loop Trail. Planning for the River Mountains Trail began back in 1996.


It is a paved trail, 35 miles long, around the River Mountains. There are many trail heads where you can park the car and enter the trail. Remember, this trail system is in the mountains around the Boulder City, City of Henderson, Lake Mead, and Hoover Dam areas.




Formed by fiery lava erupting from small volcanoes nearly 5 million years ago, the River Mountains have been chiseled by water down cutting its way to the Colorado River.



Being a “flatlander,” Paul is not use to riding in the mountains, and it's taking some conditioning to get use to the many hills.


He goes out twice a day, for about an hour each time riding.....remember his Dear Marsha is in Ohio visiting family. Poor guy! He's getting use to some of the trails but there is one he will NEVER try. That's the 5-mile up the hill (7+percent grade) from the Hoover Dam to Boulder City. That would definitely be a killer!!!

Looking towards Railroad Pass.

He's also using the time, home alone, to get some maintenance chores done around the motor home. Of course, he's doing double duty, working outside and doing daily house work chores.....a man's work is never done!

A note from Marsha on Paul's above paragraph…BOOOOOO HOOOOOO!

Marsha took this picture of the Las Vegas Strip from her plane.

Looks like such a big area on the ground, but so small from the air.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y'all back real soon. Have a great day.








  1. Paul keep it up she thinks your working hard around the mh.lol

  2. wow, nice ride, hopefully it won't be too hot before we get there...

  3. Wow! That's a huge trail -- 35 miles. I'd definitely want a bike with a little motor on it.

  4. Was wondering how hilly the trail was until you answered my question...would need to build up some muscles.

    Hey, Paul...just how much mess can one person and one cat make?

  5. No hills for me thanks. We saw bikers on Cades Cove and they had to walk their bikes in a couple of spots because of the very steep grade going down.

  6. Looks like you are keeping yourslf busy. We thought the bike trails looked great too. We would love to go back and try the River Mountain Trail. We would definitely have to give ourselves the full day in order to do it. Might end up having to walk up part of the long unhill bit. I tried to leave a comment the other day on your Historical Railroad Trail but it didn't go through. I didn't think it had, my fingers hit the wrong key somewhere and when I tried to bring it back I couldn't and I didn't feel like typing it all over again. Anyway, we really liked that trail, we are so glad that you took the time to do it.

    Love Marsha's nightime picture of the "Strip". Don't work to hard while she is away.

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  7. I thought we did well yesterday taking a little walk around the local town. Riding a bike on those trails would do me in.

  8. So glad I picked at random on Hitchitch and came up with you blog. I didn't know Navada had anything but casinos and hot dirt. My hunny and I love to walk and there are so many trails to pick from in your area. Thanks for posting the link.

    Also Marsha be so happy that Paul is "doing double duty" some wives come home to clean up what never got considered while they were away. You are a blessed woman. LOL!

  9. Those bike trails look GREAT! Sparky is definitely writing these down for when we ever get back out there again...Thanks for sharing.


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