A VISIT TO PINE CREEK, NEVADA

During Corflu Silver in Las Vegas, Ken Foreman organized a trip out into the desert to visit the Red Rock Canyon Pine Creek trail, part of a developed environment which Ken, with his background in water engineering, was emminently suitable to discourse upon. It was a fun trip ejnoyed by a small but select group of fans.

"The Pine Creek Trail is like a lot of the other trails at Red Rock, it is really several trails that are set in a canyon. Most of these trails are centered around the stream that runs through this canyon in the springtime. This stream is fed by the small springs that themselves feed on the rainwater and snow melt that is stored in the porous sandstone cliffs.

This idyllic canyon was originally settled by a homesteader named Horace Wilson in the early 1920's. He lived there for about 10 years before he finally moved to Las Vegas. Deep in the canyon the foundation to his home remains. There are other signs of habitation there, but nothing intrusive.

This enclave while large has a friendly feeling about because it is surrounded by these nice looking mountains on three sides and the foliage is rare and has a rare beauty. There are numerous rare plants normally found at other elevations, other places. The unique plants and animals found here and nowhere else have made this spot a National Wilderness Study Area."

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