I know, it’s a boring photo, right? But, this is the furthest south you can travel on Las Vegas Boulevard. Just beyond the sign, there is a small turnaround, and that’s it! At center-left, you can see a very bright light. It’s not an actual light but rather one of the collecting towers at the Ivanpah Solar Array located just across the border in California.
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I was going to ask if you went to the end to find out cause it looks like it keeps going.
It does, but not far. Just a dirt turnaround.
Do you know what was at the end of this road in the photo?
Yep, just a dirt turnaround! Going off the road could land you in a deep or shallow wash.
But it must have gone to someplace for some reason. Why would the gov spend money on a road to nowhere?
That’s a darn good question! My guess is that in the previous decades, people and companies may have overestimated the potential development costs and profit margins of the area in the future.
A good question, I don’t have an answer. The road parallels the 15 freeway so maybe it was once the main road into Vegas, just a guess.
A bleak looking road for sure.
Indeed, yet the distant mountains in California look good.
Mountains always look good! 😉
You betcha! It’s always weird going home to Michigan, the state is flat as a board!
I think it is cool. But then we would have to drive for about eight hours to see a view like that at the end of the road.
A dead-end prairie road I’m guessing. 😎
Actually, one would have to drive to the other side of Calgary, Alberta. We have a few hills but not nearly as impressive.
If I recall correctly, there was an ancient lake called Lake Agassiz that once covered the flat lands on your province. The link will tell you more. I love ancient geology!
That is so cool! Thank you for sharing it.
You are welcome! This is like our Saginaw Bay in Michigan. 10,000 years ago when the ice sheets were melting, the bay extended across the entire state to the west because of the huge volume of melt water.
It drained to the south where I have seen the actual drain channels formed by the water, still visible today! There are also giant holes in the ground in that area where the melt water dripped and dug holes 30 feet or more deep, still visible today!
I will have to check that out too. Thanks, John!
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