hiking: Calico Basin Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas Nevada Robert Swetz's Favorite - 01/29/16 04:25 AM
If Robert Swetz aka "Vegas Bob" was to ever purchase another home in Las Vegas Nevada, it would be in Calico Basin in Red Rock Canyon.
Robert Swetz has been hiking around Calico Basin in Red Rock Canyon for over 20 years now. It is by far one of my favorite places in the Las Vegas Valley.There are (New Homes) being built all over Summerlin on the edge of Red Rock and many existing homes.Summerlin which was created by Howard Hughes many years ago is one of the most sought after communities in the United States.And beautiful Red Rock Canyon is only … (9 comments)

hiking: Hiking Blue Ice Glaciers with Robert Swetz in Alaska - 01/23/16 05:47 AM
 Hiking Blue Ice Glaciers with Robert Swetz in Alaska Robert Swetz aka Alaska Bob - Vegas Bob will be hiking along trails Sunday 1-23-2016 cover with Blue Ice Glaciers.Robert researched several great spots to walk on Glaciers very close to the Kenai Peninsula several hours south of Anchorage Alaska.  Robert was going to hike today but there is a 50% chance of rain and temps will be around 25 - 28 degrees.But Sunday there will only be a 15% chance of rain and temps are will reach around 35 - 38 degrees.Robert will be taking photographs and videos of the Blue Ice Glaciers … (30 comments)

hiking: Beware of Bears while hiking the trails of Alaska by Robert Swetz - 01/23/16 03:27 AM
  Beware of Bears while hiking the trails of Alaska by Robert Swetz   For 2 years now Robert Swetz aka Alaska Bob - Vegas Bob has been hiking the trails of Alaska, around Anchorage, Palmer, Homer, Wasilla, Seward, Denali National Park, etc.    
While Robert hikes the trails, he is very prepared will a round bell attached to his belt to create noise while hiking, pepper bear spray, large Bowie knife and Robert is purchasing either a 44 Magnum or a 45 semiautomatic for protection. Bear attacks are not real common but if hikers come around a sharp corner … (11 comments)

hiking: Robert Swetz moved by the story and movie The Revenant - 01/20/16 04:59 AM
Robert Swetz moved by the story and movie - The Revenant
Well I finally had the chance to view the movie The Revenant yesterday and WOW ... what a story and great movie!
And after viewing what Hugh Glass went through, between being attacked by Indians (Native Americans) to a Grizzly attack, etc., I thought what a wonderful life I have.And as much hiking that I have done in Alaska the last couple years, the thought of carrying a pistol has crossed my mind many times.


I have a handful of pistols locked up in a vault in Las Vegas because I didn't want … (7 comments)

hiking: Robert Alaska Bob Swetz's opportunities within The Sound of Silence - 12/17/15 02:19 AM
 
 Robert Alaska Bob Swetz will be flying out from the "Lower 48" this coming weekend, December 20th.Alaska Bob aka Vegas Bob has many different opportunities being presented to him in "The Last Frontier" Between Law Enforcement, Real Estate, Guided Tours, Natural Resources, Photography, Ministry, Retirement, Alaska Bob will be making some choices in the next several months. While Alaska Bob is in the State of Alaska, he will have approx 6+ hours per day for 1-2 months to really think about his next opportunity.So that being said, Alaska Bob will be purchasing a very warm parka coat and some great waterproof hiking boats.For … (1 comments)

hiking: Is there a Magical place where people can't control you? - 10/23/15 11:42 AM
Is there a Magical place where people can't control you?
 
Alaska Bob aka Vegas Bob is always searching for Magical quiet place where he can be alone, free his mind of all the mumble jumble of city life, certain people, etc. 
 
AB/VB feels he shouldn't have to drive or travel 100's of 1000's of miles to get away from Control Freaks.
 
Vegas Bob has been making his decisions in his life since he was around 15 years old.
Vegas Bob's stepmother was all about controlling him when he was a teenager, sick and tired of it VB left home.
And since then VB has for the most part, … (15 comments)

hiking: Alaska Bob enjoying the warm weather in BIG SUR California - 09/27/15 04:25 AM

 
Unbelievable ... Alaska Bob aka Vegas Bob finally was able to get Internet service where he is staying in Morgan Hill California.
 
Saturday Robert Swetz spent around 5 hours at the beaches of BIG SUR, relaxing and hiking around.
In fact VB hiked down some cliffs that other travelers were scared to hike down.
Which gave VB the whole beach to enjoy with his higher power ... God ;o)
 
As I sat there in privacy, I spoke with my higher power working on which direction he wanted me to go.
Thanking him for the my health, success, beauty of the BIG SUR, Pacific Coast and so … (28 comments)

hiking: Alaska Bob & Robert Swetz Thunderbird Falls Eagle Creek Alaska - 07/30/15 01:20 PM
Alaska Bob & Robert Swetz Thunderbird Falls Eagle Creek Alaska  … (5 comments)

hiking: Goodbye to my family and Alaska for now - 07/19/15 01:51 AM

Little Susitina River Wasilla Hatchers Pass Alaska by Robert Swetz 2015
 
This will be Robert Swetz's last post coming directly from Alaska for a while.
Alaska Bob aka Vegas Bob's wonderful trip has finally come to an end ;o(
Robert and family had a great time on his vacation, fishing Homer, hiking Hatchers Pass in Wasilla, hanging out around the shores of Lucile Lake, Beaver Lake and so much more.
 
Red Cabins at Hatchers Pass Wasilla Alaska by Robert Swetz 2015
 
Robert Swetz would like to personally thank all of his friends and associates from the Activerain network for following him on site in Alaska.
Vegas Bob … (33 comments)

hiking: Red Cabins at Hatchers Pass - Robert Alaska Bob Swetz - 07/16/15 02:32 AM

Red Cabins Hatchers Pass Wasilla Alaska by Robert Swetz 2015
 
Robert Alaska Bob Swetz aka Vegas Bob and family are spending several days taking in the fresh air and hiking around the Red Cabins at Hatchers Pass, only 15 minutes north of Wasilla.
Vegas Bob first found out about the Red Cabins in July of 2014 and just can't get enough of the beauty and fresh air.
 
Red Cabins Hatchers Pass Wasilla Alaska by Robert Swetz 2015
 
Alaska Bob would love to stay overnight at the Red Cabins at Hatchers Pass, but their usually booked months in advance so it's very difficult. 
Some day soon though, Alaska Bob … (9 comments)

hiking: Robert Alaska Bob Swetz Lucile Lake & Hatchers Pass Wasilla Alaska - 07/15/15 12:47 AM
Lucile Lake Wasilla Alaska by Robert Swetz 2014
 
Alaska Bob aka Robert Swetz/Vegas Bob will be traveling from Homer Alaska to Lucile Lake in Wasilla today July 15th 2015.
 
Vegas Bob will be stopping in Anchorage to pick up a few things and then drive to Wasilla which is a 45 minute drive from Anchorage.
 
Alaska Bob and family will be staying at a hotel on Lucile Lake for several days, relaxing and maybe even do a little fishing off the dock.
 
Other parts of the day on Alaska Bob's visit to the Wasilla area, he will be hiking around the beautiful area of Hatchers Pass … (23 comments)

hiking: Please spend time with your family July 4th - Money isn't everything - 07/03/15 03:43 AM
For any of you out there that are caught up and or possibly controlled by money, please try and take a break.
 
Sure Money is important for paying bills, getting ahead and or keeping up with the "Jones" ...
 
But did you know for the most part, many of us can make money anytime?
 
And did you know that if many of us were to budget more and or get rid of some of the material and or garbage we have collected over the years that we would have more money and time for our families?
 
Time with our families, relatives and close friends cannot be replaced.
 
Time … (10 comments)

hiking: Colorful Lake Reflections from Alaska - 06/29/15 11:11 AM

Finger Lake Wasilla Alaska by Robert Swetz 2014
 
Colorful Lake Reflections from Alaska
 
The excitement continues to push Robert Vegas Bob Swetz into posting blogs with photographs from Alaska.
 
Within the next ten days, Alaska Bob, aka Robert Swetz will be in Alaska.
The first three days will be spent fishing in Homer, the next three days will be spent at Lucile Lake in Wasilla, and the balance of the ten days will be spent hiking around Hatchers Pass around Wasilla and Anchorage.
 

Sunset Finger Lake Wasilla Alaska by Robert Swetz 2014
 
For members of Activerain that have been following Robert Swetz and his post and photos … (18 comments)

hiking: Vegas Bob is very excited about going to Alaska - 06/04/15 01:08 PM
Vegas Bob is really getting excited about spending the first part of July in Alaska
 
Here is a post I wrote about my halibut fishing trip in Homer Alaska.
 
http://activerain.com/blogsview/4671407/halibut-fishing-charter-in-homer-alaska-booked-for-vegas-bob
 
Vegas Bob will be fishing Halibut in Homer and spending 3 days and nights by the ocean.
 
Then Vegas Bob will be headed to Wasilla and spending 3 days ght in a motel on Lucile Lake with his wife and boys.
 
While staying in Wasilla, VB and family will be hiking up at "Hatchers Pass" and hiking by the rivers and lakes around Wasilla Alaska.
 
When VB is on vacation in Alaska the sun will be shining … (21 comments)

hiking: The movie Wild with Reese Witherspoon is "Great" in Vegas Bob's eyes ;o) - 12/22/14 01:06 AM
  The movie Wild with Reese Witherspoon is "Great" in Vegas Bob's eyes ;o)   Robert "Vegas Bob" Swetz had the pleasure of viewing the new film "Wild" with Reese Witherspoon, and all I can say is fantastic movie. By far one of the best movies I have seen all year!     Vegas Bob can relate to the movie "Wild" because for over 40 years of his life, VB has been a big hiker, backpacker. In fact when VB spent 5 years living in Portland Oregon back in the mid 70's, VB use to hike and backpack all over the … (9 comments)

hiking: Higher Power guiding Robert Vegas Bob Swetz life 10-16-2014 - 10/16/14 02:22 AM
Higher Power guiding Robert Vegas Bob Swetz life 10-16-2014  
Higher Power guiding Robert Vegas Bob Swetz life 10-16-2014   Most of Vegas Bob's life has been guiding by himself, and along the way have been some stumbling blocks. So for the last 2-3 weeks Robert has been refraining from making any decisions by himself.   Robert has been traveling, hiking along the beaches of the Pacific Coast in Northern California and for the last 3 days, hiking in the Redwoods. Robert (has not) received any direct messages from his "Higher Power" so he will continue to hike and bond with … (6 comments)

hiking: Robert Vegas Bob Swetz sells (New Homes) in Summerlin Red Rock Area - 08/25/14 08:58 AM

 
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz sells (New Homes) in Summerlin Red Rock Area
New Homes continue being built everywhere around the Summerlin Red Rock Area, and this area continues to be booming with interest.
There are new shopping malls and shopping areas being built all over the Summerlin area very close to Red Rock Canyon.
Home buyers across the Las Vegas Valley know about the "Buzz" and new businesses popping up all over Summerlin.
If Vegas Bob was to purchase a new home, it would be in the Red Rock Canyon Summerlin Area.
Several reasons ...
I hike Red Rock … (7 comments)

hiking: Red Cabin Lodge at Hatchers Pass Alaska by Robert Swetz 8-16-2014 - 08/16/14 08:03 AM
Saturday, August 16, 2014 Little Red Lodge on top of the Alaska Mountains Robert Swetz 2014     Little Red Lodge on top of the Alaska Mountains Robert Swetz 2014   Approx 15 - 20 miles of Wasilla Alaska is a area called "Hatchers Pass" and situated between the mountain peeks is a area with a Red A-Frame Lodge.     The Red Lodge on top of Hatchers Pass has little Red Cabins that can be rented for $120 dollars per night. Above is a photo looking through the inside where the restaurant is located.     Above is a photo … (16 comments)

hiking: 1-2 weeks in Redwoods in Northern California when the rain stops ;o) - 02/25/14 10:15 PM

As soon as the rain stops in Northern California I will be spending around one week walking within the "Avenue of Giants".
These GIANT Redwoods that Vegas Bob will be walking around are located in Orick, Eureka and other areas in NorCal. There are many people that have seen the Redwoods in NorCal, but these are the ones around SF and The Bay Area.
Vegas Bob's favorite redwood groves to visit are located approx 90 miles south of the Oregon state border. Another favorite area where VB likes to camp and hike is "The Avenue of Giants" which starts on … (8 comments)

hiking: Mammoth Lakes California by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz - 01/30/14 11:40 AM

Mammoth Lakes located in central California is one of Vegas Bob's favorite hang outs during the summer months. When the temps in Las Vegas are reaching 110 plus VB likes to jump in the car with the family and take a 6 hour drive north west to Mammoth Lakes.
The elevation is around 7000 feet which helps create much cooler temps along with breath taking views. Take a look at this beautiful photo that took on one of my visits to Mammoth Lakes. And where did this beautiful area get the name "Mammoth Lakes"? Scientists found prehistoric bones of Mammoth many … (7 comments)

 
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