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UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA FEB 23-MARCH 16

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Date: February 20, 2013

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release

For Immediate Release: February 20, 2013
Release No.: 2013-06
Contact: Christie Vanover 702-283-2344

UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA FEB 23-MARCH 16

BOULDER CITY, NEV. - The following events are happening at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Feb. 23 to March 16.

Walk Cottonwood Springs Feb 23

Explore the natural wonders of the Mojave Desert on an easy, family-friendly guided two-mile walk through Cottonwood Springs Feb. 23. Call 702-293-8990 to register or for more information. Reservations are required. Dogs are not permitted.

Hike Liberty Bell Arch Feb 23

Traverse a narrow wash through ancient river beds past the remains of a World War II-era mine on a moderate guided six-mile hike Feb. 23. On the way to Black Canyon, view a natural arch created by wind and water. Call 702-293-8990 to register or for more information. Reservations are required. Dogs are not permitted.

Hike White Owl Canyon Feb 24

Go on an easy guided three-mile moonlight stroll through Lake Mead National Recreation Area's White Owl Canyon Feb. 24. Bring your flashlight. Call 702-293-8990 to register or for more information. Reservations are required. Dogs are not permitted.

Valley of Fire Stage Race Feb 24

Up to 400 bicyclists will race through Lake Mead National Recreation Area Feb. 24 during the Valley of Fire Stage Race. Visitors may experience delays along Northshore Road from mile marker 46 to 48. For more information on this permitted event, visit http://bit.ly/UIE7VB.

Caveman Run March 2

Around 500 runners will race through Lake Mead National Recreation Area 8 to 11:30 a.m. March 2 during the Caveman Run. The race includes a 5K, 12K and half marathon run along River Mountains Loop Trail and Historic Railroad Tunnel Trail. For more information on this permitted event, visit http://bbsctri.com/caveman-run.

Six Tunnels Half Marathon March 16

Around 1,000 runners will race through Lake Mead National Recreation Area 8 a.m. to noon March 16 during the 11th annual Las Vegas Six Tunnels to Hoover Dam St. Patrick's Day Run. The race includes a 1-mile stroll, 5K, half marathon and two-person relay run along River Mountains Loop Trail and Historic Railroad Tunnel Trail. For more information on this permitted event, visit http://www.mountainmanevents.com/sixtunnels.htm.

-NPS-

Did You Know?

A flowering Mohave Yucca

The Native Americans utilized the many resources the Mojave Desert offered. The Mojave yucca provided materials for mats, sandals, nets, baskets, and rope. Its cucumber-like fruit was an important food source in the spring.