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Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

Discussion in 'Shows & Entertainment' started by singerdon, Jun 7, 2014.

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  1. singerdon

    singerdon Tourist

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    Hi all,

    Been lurking here for years, and before that on AVLV. We visit every year for a week in our HGVC time share. Always rent a car, so we hike (Red Rock Canyon, Mt Charleston, Valley of Fire), go to pow-wows (Western states Piute held on Memorial Day), do rides (Primm), etc., but have never ventured west towards Death Valley.

    My wife found some info on Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, which is near/actually in Death Valley, but in Nevada. Around a 2-hr drive. Looks kind of cool.

    Anybody every been there? Worth the time off the strip?

    Singerdon
    Waukesha, WI
     
  2. NandJfrmNJ

    NandJfrmNJ High-Roller

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    We have been there several times and enjoyed the peace and quiet. Lots of ponds, springs and wildlife-not what you'd expect to see in the desert. There's a nice visitor's center and the people there are very helpful. There are three newly built boardwalks that take you along streams, ponds and an old miner's shack. If you haven't been to Death Valley you could combine both trips although you wouldn't be able to spend much time in each. The place was pretty empty of humanity both times that we visited. Hot in summer as you would expect.
     
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    If you've enjoyed those outings to VoF, RR, Mt Charleston, I'd think you'd like the Wildlife Refuge. It's quiet and small and much less crowded than Red Rocks, IMX. There wasn't a whole lot when I was there, but it was nice to get out and wander around in a "less artificial" environment for a few hours on a Vegas trip.
     
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