This photo is one of my random clicks taken today, but when it popped up on the Mac, I was surprised to see the left-sloping angle so easily visible. I have wondered this so many times since moving to the Mojave Desert eight years ago just how high these mountains were when they first arose several million years ago.
This is a wonderful example of the Erosion effect.
This west end of the Las Vegas range is likely twenty miles or more north of my location to give you some perspective. I see a majestic quality to any mountain range, these barren mountains are no exception for me.
I love the vast distances of the open desert as I call it, sometimes the distances are nothing like I am used to in a Michigan wood with a higher vantage point. Add to this that the air just smells different here. Of course, far less humid, but the scent in the air, in general, is different. It’s even better at 8000 feet in the mountains.
Geology is such a beautiful thing…