Tag Archives: Lake Mead

Hey Ranger! Let Sleeping Snakes Lie

What do Hoover Dam, a rattlesnake, and cold water have in common? They’re all elements in a story that confirms the wisdom of a good rule for any outdoor trip: let sleeping snakes lie. Many people who enjoy the Great Outdoors worry about snakes. While it certainly pays to be cautious when it comes to

Hey Ranger! Leave it to the Beaver.

One of the interesting things about a park ranger’s job is that just when you think you’ve exhausted most of the list of weird situations, you encounter one that’s totally off the map. That was the case for me one day at Willow Beach, Arizona, a popular fishing spot in Lake Mead National Recreation Area.