Big City Driving

These photos are from this afternoon, the Stratosphere Tower is seen several miles east of my location on Sahara Avenue. You have got to be on your defensive when driving here, there are so many nutter drivers man, stay alert! The flag at this gas station needs to be replaced because it is tattered which I think is wrong. The other photo is driving north on Buffalo Avenue with a bit of a mountain seen in the extreme distance. It was 66 today so I squeezed in a quick bike ride. Nikon Z50 with Nikkor 140mm lens.

The Visitor Center

I think these two photos were taken while I was standing in the parking area for the visitor center. It was cold up there at around 45 degrees. I have been looking at Youtube videos this afternoon about the techniques to get better photos with your iPhone.

There are lots of iPhone photos on this site but I’m not always satisfied with their quality of them. I recall one or two though that were really fantastic, as in you can’t tell the difference between my mirrorless Nikon Z50 body and the iPhone 12. The iPhone camera – the one camera that is basically always with you.

Approaching The Snow Line

This is Kyle Canyon Road about 14 or so miles west of Interstate 95. From this point, you will need tire chains if there was a big blow moving through the range. That was not the case on this day, if it were I would have headed back down. No snow or road salt for my pristine truck!

Bald Mountains

Our mountains that are visible from the city are bald which seems to shock some people. Why I don’t know because they are still mountains! The little mountain in the photo is Lone Mountain, it’s a baby at just 600 feet high and a favorite with we locals for climbing although I can’t climb because of health issues. Just take Kyle Canyon Road west and you’ll end up where the highest mountains are shrouded with trees.

A Flat Downhill Run

Good morning from Las Vegas. This is Kyle Canyon Road, one of two roads that take you into the Spring Mountains. Once you leave the 95 freeway and head west you will have about 20 miles to go before you reach the mountains.

This view is heading east away from the mountains and is mostly a very slow downhill run until you come back to the 95 freeway again and head south for Las Vegas which is a very short drive.

The mountains you see ahead of me are the Sheep Range and are several thousand feet high although the photo makes them look way shorter than they actually are. Sunshine and 61 cool degrees are forecast for the valley today.