I won’t lie. I was getting pretty depressed. It seemed that coming to Las Vegas was a poor choice. A bad decision and one that could and should have been avoided. Gambling, promiscuity, drunkenness. The ick factor outweighed the glitter and glam on every excursion. Then I discovered Red Rock Canyon and the Springs Ranch. These are heavenly places nestled up to Sin City. The Mohave desert is truly amazing. And hot and dry. If you’re considered a hike here, it pays to get up a 5 am to drive out there and then leave by 10 am. Take lots of water and drink it.