by Emily C. Sims
The Little Falls Trail is a short, steep climb in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area just outside of Las Vegas, Nev. The trail is uphill for less than half a mile to the top, where a small, clear waterfall tucked in between two cliffs trickles gently down onto the trail. As we hiked, we saw evidence of fire damage. Trees were felled and charred, obviously the result of fire, and yet smokers still flicked their cigarette butts right on the trail.
Emily Sims is a freelance writer living in Las Vegas. Emily is currently at work on her first novel, a young adult fantasy, and she blogs about writing and life as a Vegas newbie on her website, www.emilycsims.com.