May 27, 2019
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If you missed this one or didn't even know about it, it was my fault for forgetting to schedule a Memorial Day event. As soon as I saw it on my calendar, I made a quick post in the weekly update just a day or two before the event. Attendance was light, but since we had a lot of miles to cover, this worked out to our advantage.
This event ended up being one of my favorite events we've had in a very long time. Everything about it was near perfect. High temperatures in Vegas on Memorial Day are traditionally in the mid-90's. Our Memorial Day started a little cold and barely reached the mid-60's. We don't get many good days this time of year, so we took full advantage.
Our stops included searching for springs and water sources, petroglyphs, shooting, and very light mine exploration. The only mine we entered that day was so shallow, a flashlight wasn't even needed. All of this over the span of 48 miles of trails and almost 9 hours. Afterwards, we spent a couple more hours enjoying dinner and drinks. My back was killing me that night into the next day, but it was totally worth it.