||In every direction from Las Vegas lies adventure. Sprawling across a rugged Western landscape, much of it still publicly-owned wilderness, are mile-high mountains and mile-deep canyons, forests of Joshua trees and cacti, dunes, volcano craters, and desert oases. Hiking routes famous throughout the world lie within a few hours of Las Vegas, in parts of four states.Spectacularly beautiful, the land can be dangerous without a knowledgeable guide. But Deborah Wall, hiking columnist for View Community Newspapers, has been there and done it. In this collection of her columns she tells where to go, and when, and what to expect when you get there, as you enjoy the best trails this region has to offer.