The new Gold Butte National Monument covers nearly 300,000 acres of remote and rugged desert landscape in southeastern Nevada. The area is less than two hours from the Las Vegas Strip, but a world apart. Here dramatically chiseled red Navajo sandstone, twisting canyons, and tree-clad mountains of the adjoining Paiute Wilderness punctuate vast stretches of the Mojave Desert dotted with Joshua trees and desert shrubs.
The 99 mile long Gold Butte National Backcountry Byway provides access to a cross section of the area’s features and begins just south of Interstate 15 near Bunkerville, NV. The first 20 miles of the byway to Whitney Pockets are mostly paved and accessible by passenger vehicles. Other unpaved portions of the route can be accessed by high clearance vehicles and some may require 4-WD. Check visitor kiosks for area information.
The brightly hued sandstone provides a stunning canvas for the area’s famously beautiful rock art, and the desert provides critical habitat for the desert tortoise. The byway and other routes provide access outdoor recreation, and visitors to the monument can camp (undeveloped), hike to fantastic rock formations and hidden rock art sites, and visit the area’s namesake mining ghost town. Wildlife viewing and hunting opportunities are available and the area even has a population of majestic desert bighorn sheep. A full array of visitor services are available in Mesquite Nevada just north of the new monument. Stock up on supplies as no services are available on the byway or elsewhere in the monument.
although weirdly enough out of all the people i can remember pete interacting with in the show, as far as i can tell, hes only taller than sonny and daniela,, which is weird to think about, he just seems really tall because he literally only stands by tiny tiny sonny
even so! he’s the perfect height,,
the perfect height difference for hugs and forehead kisses,, how lucky we all are
concept: In The Heights but instead of Sonny being there and awesome and perfect, he is a figment of Usnavi’s imagination and his corporal form is a plastic cup that Usnavi carries around and pretends is his cousin.
Somewhat inspired by @nomorelonelydays all I’m saying is that Jack is pretty clueless and he’s also technically a rookie.
So Jack knows that every night during roadies Tater will skype with someone he’s constantly calling “love of my life” or sometimes something in Russian that Jack just can’t figure out. He’s never seen the girl that Tater is skyping to but he does know that whoever she is can make Tater smile like he’s never seen before. And as their West Coast roadie winds down Tater gets more and more excited on the phone and Jack just figures he’s just excited to get home to his girl in Providence. But then the night before they fly out to Vegas from LA Tater isn’t on Skype. And he doesn’t seem upset but Jack figures something must be wrong because Tater and “the love of his life” always Skype.
Jack: so… um, why have you talked to your girlfriend today? Tater: Not have girlfriend.
I was just on the Today Show site looking for info about Louis and Steve’s upcoming performance, and it looks like the NYC studio will be closed on Friday as the show is going to be broadcast from DC that day. So my guess is their performance will be prerecorded from an LA/Vegas event.