One of our favorite destinations is Mt. Charleston. Only an hour away by car, the weather at Mt. Charleston is a delightful twenty-plus degrees cooler than Las Vegas. As I write this, for instance, the high in Vegas is 101 degrees while it is a lovely 76 in Mt. Charleston.
We decided to spend a day there this past July.
My husband is an avid photographer and I like to practice nature journaling, which means that we are ideally suited to hike with one another, neither of us at all minding frequent stops to change a camera lens or whip out a sketch book.