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Site Introduction

Welcome to my Photo Gallery. With more than 1,515 posts and counting, many containing multiple pictures, I estimate that there are now more than 6,350 pictures on a wide variety of subjects scattered throughout the site that have received more than 338,971 page views. Because most of the pictures shown here have been captured while hiking areas in and around Las Vegas, the site has somewhat evolved into more of a hiking journal; listing and describing the places I have visited. There are five ways to find information on the site. [1] To locate a page on a specific place or subject, use the SEARCH THIS BLOG box located in the upper left side of the home page. For additional ways to locate specific pages ... {click "Read more >>" below}

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Recently Added Pages

April 2018 Posts (by Category & Title)
NEW - Palms & Trees - Western Redbud (Cercis occidentals)
NEW - Reference - Ref - Agave Roasting Pits
NEW - Cactus - Agave utahensis
NEW - Red Rock Canyon - Calico Tanks (RRCNCA) -Trip Notes for 04/04/2018


March 2018 Posts (by Category & Title)
NEW - Plants & Flowers - Desert Alyssum (Lepedium fremontii)
NEW - Plants & Flowers - Halogeton (Halogeton glomeratus)
NEW - Cactus - Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus engelmannii) 

NEW - Plants & Flowers - Las Vegas buckwheat (Eriogonum corymbosum var. nilesii)
UPDATED - Plants & Flowers - Las Vegas Bearpoppy (Arctomecon californica)

NEW - TUSK - Tufa Beds Trails Site (TUSK) - Trip Notes for 03/28/2018
NEW - Bellagio Botanical Gardens - Bellagio's Conservatory Botanical Garden - Japanese Spring
UPDATED - Gold Butte - Gold Butte National Monument - Summary Page
NEW - Gold Butte - Visit to Gold Butte - Trip Notes for 03/14/2018
NEW - Year In Review - 2017 Year In Review
NEW - TUSK - Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument (TUSK) - Trip Notes for 03/07/2018
NEW - Palms & Trees - Mesquite Tree

February 2018 Posts (by Category & Title)
NEW - China Date Ranch - China Ranch/Date Farm - Trip Notes for 02/28/2018
NEW - TUSK - Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument (TUSK) - Trip Notes for 02/21/2018
NEW - Rabbits - Pygmy Rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis)

NEW - Birds - American Coot (Fulica americana)
UPDATED - TUSK - Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument - Trip Notes for 10/30/2012

NEW - TUSK - Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument (TUSK) - Summary Page
UPDATED - Tule Springs - Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs - Summary Page 
NEW - Tule Springs - Floyd Lamb Park - Trip Notes for 02/12/2018
UPDATED - Grand Canyon - Grand Canyon West - Skywalk
NEW - Lake Mead - South Cove & Pierce Ferry Landing
NEW - My Books - To Read the Book "Rock Art of Nevada's Great Basin" 
NEW - My Books - Book Preview of "Rock Art of Nevada's Great Basin"
NEW - My Books - Book Preview of "Nevada Rock Art"
NEW - My Books - Book Preview of "DIAL - Daytripping In & Around LasVegas"
     
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Daytrip - Calico Tank Hike (RRCNCA)


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On 04/04/2018 Jim Herring and I decided to hike the Calico Tank hike. Even though the day started out overcast, it was in the 80's and quite comfortable and cleared up by the end of the hike. Even though I hiked this trail five years ago, I found it much more difficult this time around. Unfortunate, we should have waited until the end of April or until May. There was very little in the way of vegetation that was blooming. In spite of this, it was a good workout and the views made it well worth the effort. Click here for pictures and a description of this hike ... Calico Tank Trail (RRCNCA).

Saturday

Daytrip - Tufa Beds at the TUSK

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On 03/28/2018, Bob Croke, Cindy Pace and myself had a guided hike of the proposed hiking trails of the tufa beds inside the Las Vegas Fossil Beds National Monument. Our hike was provided by Sandy Croteau, VP/On-Site Chairman of POTS. We hiked about 3.4 miles. As we hiked along our guide provide information about many of the plants that we encountered; a geologist provided information about the creation of the topography and the surrounding mountains. Click here to see pictures and a description of this hike ... Tufa Bed Trails (TUSK) - Trip Notes for 03/28/2018.

Wednesday

Daytrip - Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

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Today our friend Jim Herring, Connie and I visited the Bellagio's new spring exhibit. Titled Japanese Spring, this exhibit was designed by Ed Libby and Bellagio’s Horticulture team Its display channels Japanese culture, utilizing a variety of beautiful symbolic elements to honor the dawning of a new season. One of the most treasured elements is also one of the most celebrated in Japan: the spring blooms of cherry blossoms, which are absolutly beautiful. This Japanese-inspired display contains more than 65,000 fragrant flowers and botanical materials. For a description and more pictures, click here for a link to the page ... Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Garden.