Hoover Dam, part deux

When I visited Hoover Dam yesterday, it was my intention to just scratch the surface. I had been there about 10 years ago, and I thought I had seen almost everything.

I was wrong.

When I arrived at the parking deck I was told that the tours were sold out for the day, so I opted to skip the deck and the $10 fee that it included. 😛

I wandered around a bit before making my way to the visitor center. I thought my America the Beautiful Pass would allow me access, but alas… no. Since I was arriving after 2:30, I considered holding off on the visit until the next day, but the attendant had told me that she had one open spot for the power plant and dam tour. $30… SOLD!

two of the four water intake towers

Check out the turbines in the power plant…

… and one of the halls within the dam.

There were some original markings on the wall when cracks were found. This one shows a crack that was discovered on November 18, 1934.

I was also able to stick my phone through one of the vents to capture a bit of video looking upward. At this point, I was 100+ feet inside the dam.

I tend to stay away from the more touristy things, but I am glad I took the tour. It took about an hour and was a small group. After that, I was on my way to explore. 😀

view from the Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge

4 thoughts on “Hoover Dam, part deux

  1. I’m so glad to see you posting more often. I forget even how I came across your blog, but had been disappointed since then about how rarely you posted. I’m delighted to see these new posts and hope to see more about your daily life in your Scotty. I think a lot of people would love to hear about the “mundane” aspects of your travels. Keep ’em coming!

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  2. We were there when the bridge only spanned the gorge halfway; that was an odd sight. Now seeing your pictures, we need to return and drive across it! Safe travels!

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