I call her Valentine, a mustang with a heart-shaped mark on her forehead. She roams the Mt. Charleston Wilderness. I met Valentine while taking a predawn trip toward Cold Creek with hopes to see wild horses and elk in the area. She greeted me at sunrise, grazing in the desert below Bonanza Peak. Nevada’s outdoor spaces thrill me. Adventure is limitless and scenic wonders are infinite. As a 25-year Las Vegas local, I’m still in awe of my surroundings. As an artist, photographer, writer and outdoor enthusiast—I find endless indulgences. And, that’s without hitting the Strip!

Cheryl Hobbs

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