You’ve seen photos like this recently, these are similar but looking in a different direction. The fault line is on the right. Charleston Blvd runs all the way from the east of Las Vegas to the west side of the valley, then continues west about eight miles then turns south toward the town of Blue Diamond, Nevada. A few short miles more, the road terminates at SR 160, or Blue Diamond road. Turn right, you’ll climb a few thousand feet into the Mountain Springs Pass. From there, you’ll head west then south toward Pahrump, Nevada.
Last eve I was having a cold one in the backyard and noticed this very large white angel, flying so high over the Mojave Desert. Do you believe in angels? I sure do! The other photo was taken two days ago near Bonnie Springs Ranch, or what’s left of it. I think another ride into the desert is in order, and soon!
Early today, I decided I needed some fresh air so I loaded the camera, some munchies, and water on board the truck and headed south for Charleston Boulevard. Turning west, it’s a fairly short drive to exit the city proper.
I hadn’t been further south toward what is left of Bonnie Springs for a while so I went further south on Charleston Boulevard. This portion of the road parallels the fault line on the right, always a beautiful sight.
After having a look at where Bonnie Springs Ranch once stood, I’m fairly sure that even more of the buildings have been smashed and hauled away to the dump. These developers should be in said dump as well.
Here are a few photos from today taken very close to the dead ranch, there are tons of beautiful Joshua trees in this area, the high walls of the distant fault line make a great looking background at a mile or so away.
I also hit Calico Basin and, as usual, the Golden Mantled Ground Squirrels were out in force, scurrying every which way so I tossed just a very few bits of peanuts out for them. I should use bird feed seeds instead!
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