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UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA NOV 17-24

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Date: November 15, 2012

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release

For Immediate Release: November 15, 2012
Release No.: 2012-68
Contact: Christie Vanover 702-283-2344

UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA NOV 17-24


BOULDER CITY, Nev. - The following events are happening at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Nov. 17-24

Hike Railroad Tunnel Trail Nov 17

Take an easy five-mile guided hike through Lake Mead National Recreation Area's Railroad Tunnel Trail Nov. 17. Follow the route of the old Boulder Dam supply train through several tunnels. Along the way, learn about the lives, hardships and accomplishments of the workers who tamed the Colorado River. Call 702-293-8990 to register or for more information. Reservations are required. Dogs are not permitted.

Hike Fortification Hill Nov 17

Take a strenuous four-mile guided hike through Lake Mead National Recreation Area's Fortification Hill Nov. 17. This hike is up Boulder Basin's most imposing mountain with multicolored, 2,000-foot-high cliffs that overlook Lake Mead. Four-wheel drive is required to get to the trailhead. Call 702-293-8990 to register or for more information. Reservations are required. Dogs are not permitted.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Lake Mead Clean Up Nov 17

A team of volunteers from Wal-Mart and Budweiser will remove trash and debris from the shorelines of Boulder Beach 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 17. During fiscal year 2012, more than 2,800 volunteers donated 14,230 hours to remove 21.6 tons of litter from the park. Media interested in attending should contact Brooke Montgomery at 310-740-7345, brooke.montgomery@anheuser-busch.com, Delia Garcia at 479644-7811, Delia.Garcia@wal-mart.com or Christie Vanover at 702-283-2344, e-mail us. Media will have the opportunity to interview representatives from Get Outdoors Nevada, Wal-Mart and Budweiser.

Mountain Man Turkey Trot Nov 22

Around 700 people will race through Lake Mead National Recreation Area Nov. 22 along Railroad Tunnel Trail. The Turkey Trot laps at the trailhead on Lakeshore Drive to the Hoover Dam and back. Visitors to Lake Mead may experience delays along Lakeshore Drive. For more information on this permitted event, visit http://www.mountainmanevents.com/turkeytrot.htm.

Nature Walk Nov 24

Take an easy two-mile guided hike through Lake Mead National Recreation Area's natural areas Nov. 24. Hike into a wash community and explore the abundant natural history of the area. Bring a camera for a scenic shot and binoculars to catch a glimpse of the wildlife in the area. Call 702-293-8990 to register or for more information. Reservations are required. Dogs are not permitted.

-NPS-

Did You Know?

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam was the first major dam to span the wild Colorado River. One hundred twelve workers died before it was finished in 1935.