Joni and Kim like to hike. So when they told us about the Railroad Tunnel Trail near Hoover Dam, Jim and I knew what we were going to do today. The trail is the site of former tracks for trains that hauled rock, huge pipes, and other materials needed to build Hoover Dam in the 1930s. In the1960s the tracks were removed; today that same site is a flat and scenic trail along the hills south of Lake Mead.
|Bev and Joni with our hair caught in the wind.|
|Jim, Bev, Kim and Joni.|
|Jim on a side trail taking us from a parking lot at the Hacienda Casino in Boulder, Nevada, to the to the Railroad Tunnel Trail.|
|Bev in front of two tunnels tunnels blasted out by those who helped build the Hoover Dam. The tunnels are 18 feet high and 27 feet wide. As an aside, my legs are sure white.|
|Jim exiting one of the tunnels. He overheard someone from an overlook call Cooper a big-horned sheep. Must have been a city boy or someone with bad eyes.|