These beauties were taken while hiking around the Spring Mountain Ranch State Park probably two years ago with my old Nikon D3300 body. The website says the park is closed which is zero surprise right? Two things that I seriously want to do when this situation passes is hop on a big jet plane and go home to Michigan and see my children and the family! And of course get my bum back out in the open desert for some fresh photography. I miss the freedom!
Power, with a wonderful view.
Seven years here and I still love the beautiful Mojave Desert, I’d miss this place if I went home…
In this image I am rolling north on Charleston Boulevard with the Lamadre’ Range dead ahead. It’s much larger than the photo renders it unfortunately.
This view is from the northbound 215 freeway near the Cheyenne Avenue exit. There is a bit of an elevation change you could say!
These photos are about two years old and were taken near the pass over the Spring Mountains via SR-160. I was also flying the DJI drone that day in this area which is southwest of Las Vegas several miles. I sold the drone in 2019.
You are looking down the wall of Hoover Dam! It’s that huge… 😎
Digging deep into my archives yesterday, I found these two photos. The top photo is via the DJI Drone I had, it’s high above Lovell Canyon looking south. The bottom photo was taken on a hike heading for the base of the Red Rock Escarpment a couple or so years ago. The little mountain is not a part of the escarpment.
I visited this local state park about two years ago and really enjoyed the walks both inside the old homestead house and around the trails. If your in the area, do stop by. There is of course a fee for entry as it’s a state park. In photo one you can easily see the pixels coming apart due to my now heavily reducing the file sizes. Sorry about this, friends and thank you, WordPress.
In this photo you are looking west toward the Spring Mountains and the north end of the Las Vegas Strip. It’s easy to tell your direction by the Stratosphere Tower being on the right side of the photo. The mountains also make great directional markers as they never move of course.
Here is a photo from about two years ago, the colors and shapes here are insanely beautiful!
Mail delivery, Mojave Desert style!!
A color photo taken in Pahrump, Nevada last year I think, flipped to gray scale. An odd name!
‘Let us drop a load in your driveway’
Photographed at Valley of Fire State Park.
If you look to the left side of this photo about two thirds the way down you can barely see Las Vegas Valley which from this location is several miles to the east. I’m inside the twelve mile loop scenic drive which is run by the BLM and is a US Fee area. It sucks that we have to pay to enter, haven’t we already paid for entrance via our state, local and federal taxes?
This view is very close to the actual Red Rock Canyon which is a seriously deep gash in the earth. The rocks have such nice red colors though.
This curve is at mile five as you can see of the twelve mile scenic drive that takes you to Red Rock Canyon proper. There are two parking areas with easy foot access to the canyon which can’t be seen unless you are driving alongside it or flying over it.
It’s basically a major gash or cut in the Earth’s surface. So impressive! The rest of the drive offers some wonderful scenic views looking south and east as well as looking upward toward the mountain peaks.
Just take Charleston Boulevard west out of Las Vegas, you will eventually come to the fee station for entry. There is also a building that has the usual tourist stuff for sale, restrooms and some kind of food too.
Just two photos from yesterday, sunshine and 73 degrees today. Happy Easter my friends. 🙏🏻
The weather has threatened rain all day but can’t bring forth rain in my area. Those dark clouds over the foothills look threatening but they are so far dry. 😎
This photo was taken on a different street in my neighborhood but still looking west. Those clouds are looking more and more ominous this afternoon! Yet no rain? I can always hear the rain beginning via my skylight over the dining room… Wait, I hear raindrops now! 😂🌴
It’s both nice to see people at the park and not. Should people be doing this? Are they not taking this dangerous situation seriously? I shouldn’t be be out either.
That’s a bit of snow atop 6500+ foot Gass Peak far away.
I took this photo a few days ago, it’s been stuck in the Upload folder. I like the view of the Las Vegas Range far away to the north!