Flood Channel, New Homes & Mini Airport

Here are the last photos from a couple days ago now when I did a quick walk up a small ridge near my home. There is a new housing development very close by which has a lot of locals cranked off. The damned developers are encroaching into Red Rock Canyon slowly, there’s no fricking reason for this as there are other areas around the city where plenty of open land is available. This will be a battle.

The photo of Downtown Las Vegas was taken from many miles West of the city, the little black strip, or is it blue, is a landing field for a model aircraft club. Just a small gain in elevation can give you some better photo opportunities! So here we are at yet another Saturday morning – I really wanted to make what I call the Overton Run again today but it’s once again too overcast. Winter in Las Vegas isn’t as sunny as summer. Sucks!

This day trip involves taking Lake Mead Boulevard East until you enter the Pass that get’s you beyond Frenchman Mountain and the Muddy Mountains. Once past, you can soon begin the drive North toward Overton which is also near the entrance to the Valley Of Fire State Park. I enter the park heading West which eventually returns you to the fifteen freeway and then South back into Las Vegas Valley.

This is a fun drive on a sunny day, the mountains, valleys and insane colours and patterns of the rocks are impressive and beautiful. If you go, be sure to take snacks, water and whatever else with you though as there is basically nothing out there in terms of services except the occasional public toilets. The nasty kind that set over a big hole, basically a concrete outhouse! Yeah, that’s rather nasty… Tomorrow will be gloriously sunny!



Categories:Las Vegas, Mojave Desert, Mountains, Nevada, Nikon, Photography, Travel

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