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Red Rock Canyon is located outside of Las Vegas and is a quiet and pleasant place, the perfect getaway from the sensory assault that is experienced when visiting Las Vegas.
Driving about 15 minutes away from Las Vegas the scenery becomes calm and absolutely gorgeous. The rock formations are visible, there’s very little noise other than that made by nature and the air smells better, however it feels even hotter than Vegas.
Although I have visited the city of sin before this was my first visit to RRC and it was beautiful, we hiked for a little bit (the heat got to us quickly we’re used to cool ocean breezes) and saw beautiful cacti and even a few tortoises.
More info on this area can be found in http://www.nv.blm.gov/redrockcanyon/ and http://www.redrockcanyonlv.org/.

I must add that this was taken with a new camera and I’m still learning it. After several years of use and abuse I dropped and broke my beloved Olympus 770UZ. Photo cropped, contrast adjusted and sharpened. I am not accustomed to this crazy sunshine and used the polorizer filter but I'm not too certain about the results.

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