Somewhere between Las Vegas and the Valley Of Fire State Park, you will come upon this scene. Doesn’t it look like chocolate ice cream? I have my doubts about the flavor though!
Late last night, I grabbed the iPhone and headed to the backyard to shoot this video.
My neigbours behind me in a different neighborhood kept the party going until around one AM. It was just happenstance that they launched another rocket just as I began recording, the recording does not capture the very deep-sounding BOOM! As the rocket launched. I was fearful for my home.
I was angry and rightly so. I hope the fireworks will be outlawed inside the city borders someday, too many people are hurt every year by these things for lack of knowledge and safety issues.
Here are the last photos of this unusual and beautiful natural spring in the desert which maintains a temperature of 80 degrees all year round. Lake Mead is easily in view when looking west. There are fish living in the pool below the dam, what kind they are I have no idea but they live on a thin line with a warm spring water source and a pool below the dam that is man-made from the rocks laying around. Living on the edge! Sunshine and 100 degrees are on tap for today, it’s nice that the daily high has not approached 110 or 115 yet.
Rogers Spring is one of many natural springs that emerge near Lake Mead. The link will tell you much more about the spring. The signs very directly tell you to NOT drink the water or let the water get into your nasal passages as there is an infectious organism in the water that enters the human body through the nose.
Scary stuff man! I recommend following the park’s advice. It’s amazing though to see so much water in one place in the middle of nowhere while it’s over 100 degrees which it was that day. The beautiful Mojave Desert never fails to amaze with its beauty and surprises! This post is part of my post Lake Mead Run.
Part two of Rogers Spring is coming up.