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Natalie Burt

Natalie Burt

Natalie Burt, a former news reporter at the Review-Journal for 11 years, spends as much of her free time as possible enjoying Southern Nevada’s outdoors. She’s now a teacher and has lived in Henderson for 17 years.

Hiking among Mount Charleston’s bristlecone pines — PHOTOS

Great Basin bristlecone pines are gnarly, twisted tales of survival and inspiration. Lucky for local desert dwellers, hiking paths wind past these ancient, animated trees high above the valley floor.

Try night hiking to defy Las Vegas summer heat

Some intrepid Southern Nevadans choose paths of darkness in their bid to keep hiking adventures alive during sizzling summer months.

 
Mount Charleston makes perfect summer getaway

As temperatures soar and scorch our concrete jungle, the forest shade and cooler air of the nearby Spring Mountains offer a reprieve.

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Leaves, creatures and history mark easy Mount Charleston trail

An off-the-beaten fall foliage circuit is Kyle Canyon’s Acastus Trail, which offers the chance to spot Gambel oak leaves changing from greens to reds, golds and browns.

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