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The River Mountains Loop Trail is Nevada’s first endeavor of its kind. Constructed through a combined effort of many of Nevada’s resource management agencies, private land owners and citizens, this non-motorized trail is approximately 35 miles in length. The trail surrounds the River Mountains connecting Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam, Henderson, Boulder City and the rest of the Las Vegas Valley, expanding recreational and alternative transportation opportunities for the region’s growing population. Click here for a NY Times article on the trail.

Smithsonian Magazine presents their 10th annual photography contest. Enter photographs in any of their five categories—Altered Images, Americana, the Natural World, People and Travel—and compete to win cash prizes. The contest runs through November 20th, 2012. Click here for more details.