Here’s my next set, this one is around the ski area at LeeCanyon. I think there’s one more set to go for this series, I hope you’ve enjoyed the mountain views!
Month: June 2021
I Am Appalled!
I’m totally appalled that Bill Cosby has been released from prison after 60 women came forward to convict him of multiple sex charges. As one person I follow online said, apparently rape is now legal in the United States. This isn’t anywhere near my usual content on this site, but I need to express myself… How much did Bill pay to get out free?
Heading Into The Spring Mountains
Here’s a one-minute video recorded a few minutes after I left the 95 freeway behind. At this point, the altitude is around 5000 or 6000 feet ASL.
Mount Charleston Six
In this upload, I reach the top of Lee Canyon Road at the ski lodge. In summer, they open the lift for a fee so you can get some apparently great views. I haven’t ridden the lift in summer or winter but the view must be beautiful. There were dozens of cars parked near the helicopter pad, people heading out for hiking.
The elevation there is about 8000 feet. If I were still able to snow ski, I’d have to buy a used car to get up here in winter since my 6-year-old truck has never seen road salt, I’m that serious about maintaining it! 50+ years of Michigan winters in the rust belt has taught me a lot about vehicle maintenance.
Breakfast And Climbing The Mountain
These photos and the video are from the iPhone. I snapped some photos of the bar and dining area at the Mount Charleston Hotel, not very fancy but that omlette was so delicious! In the video, you see the gentle climb rate
but some areas of the road have very sharp corners, watch your speed! It’s a very long way down…
Mount Charleston Five
OK, are ya tired of the Spring Mountains yet beauty? Ha, probably not. There is a flash flood warning in effect for the city at the moment as some thunderstorms to the west are dumping copious quantities of rain which I did get a photo of from the driveway a while ago. I love the way the sails of rain look as they fall from on high, beautiful. Listening to the AM Broadcast band on my multi-mode radio a bit ago, I can hear the lightning strikes. Not good, I hope there are no wildfires started, it’s tinder-dry here as it is anywhere in the desert southwest with the drought.
Mount Charleston Four
In this set, I visit the beautiful scenic overlook from which you can see basically forever as the overlook is at about 7500 feet up. The information boards will tell you what you are looking at, many very distant peaks are visible including the Sheep Range which is a part of the northern end of Las Vegas Valley.
They also tell you about the Native American tribes that were here long before we European settlers came along. There is a Piute Indian reservation just north of the city along the 95 freeway. The reservation has its own police force too, fully armed officers.
There were two officers in the gas station that I usually visit after touring the mountains yesterday. Respect! They were talking to customers about the freeway being closed down well north of Las Vegas at Creech Air Force Base due to some moron making a bomb threat there. Sickos, man…
Mount Charleston Three
Here’s round three from yesterday’s ride into the beautiful Spring Mountains. Some of these photos don’t look as nice as I’d like though, they didn’t seem to want to tune up how I would like them to look. Fiesty photos I guess, today’s Las Vegas weather looks partly cloudy and 100 degrees, not too bad eh?
Mount Charleston Two
Here’s the next set from today in the mountains, I hope you like the scenery! More to come from on high…
This morning I decided to take a ride into the mountains since it’s been a while. The weather up there was wonderful with 74 degrees and sunshine, a huge difference from the current 105 down here in the valley. I snapped around 80 photos and recorded three or four random videos too so here is the first set beginning with leaving the 95 freeway behind. I used the Nikkor 24/200mm lens today.
Kyle Canyon Road, Westbound
These are old photos of me getting high in the mountains, haha!
Box Homes For Sale
Along this road, there are several open lots, those that have new homes on them have very square-looking homes that to me resemble boxes. Boring architecture! Today’s forecast is for sunshine and 106 degrees, a typical summer here. I will continue my hunt for a job today, preferably a driving job as I mostly enjoy driving, even here…