The second Lake Mead National Recreation Area video features several points of interest that are located in the Arizona side of the park. The video stream time marks include:
•Temple Bar 0:14
•Bonelli Bay 3:46
•South Cove 9:29
•Pearce Ferry Crossing 12:13
•Kingman Wash 19:16
The Lake Mead NRA covers a vast amount of land in the desert southwest and there are many unique places to experience in this park. This park features a mix of low desert terrain and high desert mountains, so a diverse array of micro environments exist. There are protected wildlife habits and ancient indigenous sacred places that will enhance the educational experience. The recreational factor is the number one tourism driver and this big park offers an endless venue of outdoor activities. Boating, hiking and camping opportunities definitely abound. There are challenging four wheeler trails, swimming beaches and of course the Hoover Dam tour usually tops the list.
Fitting all of the Lake Mead subject matter into one tidy short video would not truly represent this adventurous destination. For this reason, some of the big western destinations like Lake Mead will be presented as a multi part series. One of the original goals of the Destination West project was to provide plenty of destination imagery for people who may never have the opportunity to do the trip. Lots of pictures of the terrain also help visitors understand the environmental challenges they will be facing.
Keeping the content photography "factual" by maintaining edge to edge sharpness with minimal artistic interpretation enables fellow artists to locate the landscape views that they dream of. Not everything that I photograph is a world famous landmark and quite honestly, I do prefer photographing the lesser known places. I have worked for wages in five very popular national parks and I can personally attest to the overcrowding problem. This brings up yet another part of the Destination West Org mission, which is to promote the lesser known destinations in order to help alleviate overcrowding in the most popular national parks. As can be seen, there is plenty of elbow room at Lake Mead!
I simply have no preferences over what time of day I film, because I have spent so much time outdoors. Glaring bright sunshine or gloomy dark days do not matter, because every opportunity is a good one. Even the darkest nights are not a deterrence. I also film in any and all environmental conditions. Dust storms, fog, smog, wildfire smoke, snow and rainstorms are part of the real life experience, so they are pictured in the Destination West travel destination videos. This lets both the tourists and fellow artists know what the environmental conditions are really like, so the right kind of equipment can be packed for the trip.
Leave no trace!
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*This website will be going through renovations soon. Separate destination articles will be combined after the videos replace the outdated photo gallery system. As many readers know, most of the writing was done on the fly while camping, so many articles read like a rough draft. The articles will be cleaned up and edited. Many of the old photos were straight out of the camera due camping limitations as well, so you will finally see full living color images, just like in the new videos. Another goal is to make navigating the index pages easier and condensing the articles will help. This website will continue into the future and your patience is greatly appreciated!
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