A Meadview resident asked me whether I play chess, and I wish I had time, but am way too busy and it’s been 40 years since I last played chess.
Is anyone else interested in playing chess?
Not looking for online gaming, but in person matches.
We had SO much fun yesterday! It was the perfect late afternoon to head to the Colorado for some swimming and just clowning around. Here’s a short video:
Even I swam, although only for a few seconds after I accidentally walked off the sandbank into deep water. I saved my beer!
It wasn’t too hot, no crowd to battle (why am I even posting this????) — we felt like we owned the Colorado.
No toxic algae scum as at South Cove, the water was cooler, it was so perfect. Except for that one giant horsefly that kept attacking us. I wish the park service would get those cows out.
It also would be a good idea for the NPS to run a rope or two across the river downstream from the beaches so that swimmers don’t end up in the rapids. How much can that cost?
And why are “personal watercraft” prohibited? Is an air mattress a personal watercraft?
Now that Lake Mead is turning into toxic algae scum I really don’t want to swim in it anymore.
Dogs often DRINK the toxic water and therefore are more likely to get seriously ill and even die.
… She was the 18th dog in Minnesota to have died from suspected blue-green algae poisoning since the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency started tracking the issue a little more than a decade ago. …
The article goes into great length describing various possible causes for blue-green algae in MN lakes such as nitrogen and phosphorous runoff from farming. I have found nothing about possible causes for the algae in Lake Mead and can only assume that it has to do with the lower lake level and warming of the water.
Since Mohave County couldn’t possibly CARE LESS about water quality in our lakes there is no tracking and in fact, residents and tourists have no idea that algae can be so toxic. I have never seen a warning sign at the lake or read about it anywhere. Just searched the Kingman Miner and I found nothing.
Draining Lake Powell is the only option I see to reduce the algae:
Obviously, I’d keep kids out of Lake Mead too.
I haven’t been to the murals in quite a few years and since we have company, we’ll check them out again. Here are a few links with pics and info:
I’ll update with the current condition of the murals after our visit.
Last Friday we went boating to test out John’s boat after major rehab over the winter. It’s been years since I’ve been on the lake. You can see the silt where the Colorado hits the lake:Continue Reading
I’ll be there and I’ll try to take some pictures, but the flash on our camera doesn’t work most of the time … we’ll see. Baked goods by the Meadview Quail and I’ll bring some fudge with entirely vegan ingredients: organic cocoa, organic coconut oil, organic agave syrup, almonds and pecans. Even Jose can eatContinue Reading
This Saturday at the Community Church in Meadview 540 W. Hualapai (follow the signs) 9 am to 2 pm. The gardening club & co-op is selling various plants, provides free literature and FREE DVDs with the incredible documentary Genetic Roulette, the Gamble of our Lives. We’ll also have a table for High Desert Permaculture withContinue ReadingContinue Reading
We’re apparently just a little too far south to see annular eclipse, but hopefully we’ll see at least a partial eclipse. Solar Eclipse 2012: California Likely to Offer Impressive Views
We had our first meeting at Canyon’s End yesterday in the front room and it worked out really well! We brought a TV and DVD player for the videos and the room is just the right size for meetings for the 15 or so people we had attend. Our next meeting will probably be atContinue Reading
We went sightseeing last Thursday up on the mesa and on the way back down we got caught in the Skywalk tourist traffic. Cars were overtaking us and then each other: It’s a miracle there aren’t more accidents. Obviously, the plants along the road are in terrible shape. Covered in dust. Many died. The dirtContinue Reading