Mountains

In The Summer, In The City

Las Vegas Valley is just starting to warm up toward our summer temperatures as the forecast calls for temps rising into eighties the next several days and pushing ninety degrees and it’s right on time. It’s been summer weather here… Read More ›

The Valley of Palms

Driving around Las Vegas you will see jillions of beautiful palm trees in several varieties and in various states of growth. Some are not well maintained or not maintained at all in some areas which is a crime in my… Read More ›

Mojave Desert

My Mojave Desert life. At times I have wondered if I made the right choice to stay here in Las Vegas but then something will come along during the day that is an affirmation that I am where I should… Read More ›

Preparing for The Hike

This is the parking area at Calico Basin for hikers. A very popular place, always busy but more so during the cooler months of the year as hiking the canyons in 110 degree heat just isn’t smart!

A Bird on The Wing

This Black Bird was flying over the parking lot at the Red Rock Scenic Overlook today then suddenly dropped far down the hill in front of the lot. As it rose up quickly above again, I took a wild shot,… Read More ›

When Washes Wash Out

Taken in Lovell Canyon last year, this is a great example of the aftermath of heavy rains in the mountains. The Clark County Road Commission will eventually come through here with the proper heavy equipment to remove the tons of… Read More ›

Digging Out the Oldies

Since I’m stuck at home (tough deal right?) waiting for the appliance repair guy, why not dig out some oldies? I use two forms of photo and video backup: Dropbox which is awesome and ten times better than that damned… Read More ›

The Unseen Canyon

Here’s an older photo of mine looking northeast toward Red Rock Canyon proper. You can’t see it unless you pay your bit to get inside the BLM fee area. Red Rock Canyon is gorgeous, do take the time to visit… Read More ›

Looking Down

While gradual, some roads on the west side are rather steep. This one isn’t too steep but zooming way in with the 70-300mm lens will give you an idea of the angle and distances. Mountains are awesome!

The End

Another set from today, there is a large subdivision to my left, the developers are hard at it making sure more desert is paved over with homes and roads… it’s called Urban Sprawl….

A Sunday Drive

I had to get outta the house for a couple hours today, it’s so beautiful today so I took a ride to some areas in the northwest area of the valley that I’ve not been in before. It’s still amazing… Read More ›

Eastbound Lone Mountain Road

Here’s another photo from this morning looking all the way across the valley. North Las Vegas and Nellis Air Force Base are over there but of course we can’t see them fifteen or more miles away! Nikon/70-30mm lens.