Everyone needs to get away from time to time, especially if you live in the Mojave Desert in August. The temperatures consistently tops 110 degrees. The nearest escape in Mount Charleston, which is only about 20 minutes from Las Vegas' city limits. When we left our home it was 109 degrees, and when we arrived in Mount Charleston for our hike, it was 65 degrees. We opted for a late evening hike to Mary Jane Falls and a quick run through its very refreshing waters.
Here are some recent photos of Olympic high jumper Vashti Cunningham for Sports Illustrated. At just 18, the recent high school graduate is poised to become one of the world's best high jumpers. Her mother, Felicity de Jager, is a former professional ballerina and her father is former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham. Growing up in Pennsylvania I can remember playing football as a kid and how everyone always wanted to be the Philadelphia Eagle's Randall Cunningham.