Dam Good Side Trip

Trip Start Jan 01, 2012
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Trip End Jan 18, 2012


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Flag of United States  , Nevada
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Highway 93 out of Las Vegas would have taken us over a new bridge that spans the Colorado just below Hoover Dam.  But we decided to take a short detour to see the dam up close.  I think there's a James Bond movie where he slides down the curved face of the dam to escape or catch a bad guy.  If they allowed that, with proper safety precautions of course, the tour would have been a lot more exciting.  Alternatively, it would have been a lot of fun to jump off the back side into Lake Mead.  I think it was just about a sixty foot drop, maybe less, which is about the height of some of the cliffs we used to dive off of in Lake Travis.  I imagine the water in Lake Mead is a bit colder, especially in January, but that would have made it all the more exhilarating.  Unfortunately security was pretty Dam tight, and plus I didn't bring my swim trunks, so no go on the impromptu dam diving this time around.
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