These photos were taken about three years ago on the way home from a visit to Lake Mead, maybe from Hoover Dam too. It’s obvious that I’m at the very eastern edge of the valley, the ground drops off very sharply on this road and continues west across the valley. Frenchman Mountain is to my left at around four thousand feet feet.
Joshua trees that is, not some fella named Joshua. Or Joshua in the Bible! The rock face you see beyond the trees is the ancient fault line, sometimes called the Red Rock Escarpment too.
Red Rock Canyon proper is about two miles north from this location. I will never become tired of the beautiful Mojave Desert!