The Angry Canyon

Heading home this morning from a trip to just East of the Strip, I noticed the canyon to my West was looking wet and angry, a rain squall was moving into the area. What’s odd though is that it all seemed to just stall and stay out there just West of my area of town. I didn’t feel like driving out there though so no decent photos were taken. Just this one, processed to look old and maybe a bit angry. I hope your weekend is good!

From The Little Ridge

I haven’t used all of the photos from my attempt to hike up a small ridge near my place the other day. I don’t like the way some of these images processed. The colours just aren’t nearly correct but here they are anyway. I want to try this same walk again soon as it’s just plain old good for my fat old bum to get out there and be active! More to come from this set today.

Around Vegas

Fossilised

About 200 million years ago, sea shell critters laid down and died on the ocean floor here. That’s old! It’s always so amazing to find these imprints of long dead creatures. What would the area known as Nevada have looked like then? Under water! Today, our beautiful Mount Charleston stands at 11,916 feet high above sea level. Time changes everything, nothing will ever stay the same…

Moss

Today I went for one of my rides into the Red Rock Canyon area to stop and walk around a bit. I had a couple of great conversations with locals who hang out around there too. I seriously wanted to get some extra workout today so I opted to stop and walk up a ridge that I popped a leg muscle on a couple years back. No worries today but I assure you it was a long walk up to my chosen goal because of having to make frequent stops. Heart disease. Yep. Don’t let this stop you from getting out there!

The higher I climb, the more ancient sea floor you’ll see. The moss growing on the ancient sea floor has a heck of a colour contrast, I’d like to know how old the moss is as opposed to the fossil rock it’s stuck to. The sea floor rock is two hundred million years old according to my research. Hey, that’s older than me! I’ve several photos of the Valley as well coming up, I hope this set of the Strip and the Valley will clean up in processing better than recent tries. I hope you’ll hang around for the next photo sets.😬

Bare Frenchman

Frenchman Mountain stands 4,055 foot above Las Vegas and is basically a barren rock. I just found a couple hundred photos that people have taken from the summit. It’s jagged and sharp up there and has a fenced in area which has a few communications radio towers inside. I sooo wish I could make this very difficult hike to the summit but my heart just wouldn’t be into it… Dammit.

God, Mountains & Signs

Here are seven photos via the Nikon from today and yesterday. I hope your weekend is rockin! 😬

Around Town Recently

Some single photos that I need to get off my desktop, I hope you have a dandy weekend where you are!