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Hoover Dam – US 93
While this trip began in Las Vegas, I was in too big a hurry to get started, to stop and take pictures. Also, I flew in very late the night before. So my first big stop (after the slots at Excalibur) was Hoover Dam, and Lake Mead. As you leave Boulder City, Lake Mead will suddenly come into view. It’s quite a sight after miles of desert. During my visit in March, 2004, the southwest was dealing with a serious drought. Several years of light winter snowfall in the mountains left the lake (and Lake Powell, in Utah) much lower …