Site Introduction

Welcome to my Photo Gallery. With more than 1,438 posts and counting, many containing multiple pictures, I estimate that there are now more than 6,150 pictures on a wide variety of subjects scattered throughout the site that have received more than 301,088 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}


Recently Added Pages

Click here to see a list of site maintenance actions ... Notes on Recent Site Maintenance

October 2017 Posts (by Category & Title
NEW - Black&White - B&W Images of Cathedral Gorge
UPDATED - Cathedral Gorge - Cathedral Gorge State Park (Summary Page)
NEW - Cathedreal Gorge - Cathedral Gorge State Park - Trip Notes for 10/18/2017
UPDATED - Lovell Canyon Road - Rainbow Spring Road (Summary Page)

September 2017 Posts (by Category & Title
NEW - Palms & Trees - Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides)
NEW - Mt. Charleston - Mt. Charleston's Quaking Aspens
NEW - Grand Canyon South - Grand Canyon National Park-South Rim
NEW - Grand Canyon South - Grand Canyon Railway
UPDATED - Valley of Fire - Valley of Fire State Park - Summary Page
NEW - Butterflies & Insects - Tarantula Hawk Wasp (Pepsis species)

NEW - Valley of Fire - Natural Arches Trail VOF - Trip Notes for 09/08/2017
UPDATED - Cactus - Mojave Kingcup Cactus (Echinocereus mojavensis)
Click the "Read more" link below to view a list of 2016-2017 Year-to-Date posts ... 
Click here to view an index of ALL HIKES Listed by Previous Year and Month ...                          Click here to view an index of ALL HIKES by location: Daytrips & Hike Index

Note: Every attempt is made to provide accurate information on the posts made on this site, but occasionally depictions may be inaccurate due to error of available information at the time of posting, mapping, navigation or cataloging. The information on this site is provided without any warranty, express or implied, and is indended for informational and historical purposes only.

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Daytrip - The Las Vegas Strip

This page last updated on 04/02/2017

Earlier this year Jim Herring and I spent several hours touring CityCenter, the 16,797,000-square-foot, 76 acre collection of hotels, casinos and residential buildings on the Las Vegas Strip. In addition to CityCenter's 40 million dollar modern art collection, I will be including additional pictures of art and unique architectural structures that I have collected over the past several years. Clicking the picture/title above will take you to a post containing links to these and other pictures of the many art installations and unique structures found throughout the city of Las Vegas. 


Daytrip - Cathedral Gorge State Park

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On 10/18/2017, on the return of a recent trip to Pioche, Nevada, Harvey Smith and I decided to visit Cathedral Gorge for a second time to capture a few more pictures. I find the unique geology of this park to be fascinating and always worth a stop. A short side road from the highway leads to a picnic area opposite the Cathedral Caves, closer to the edge of the gorge. The brightly-colored cliffs and spires provide the opportunity walk through nearly a dozen caves notched in to the eroding cliffs. Click here for pictures and a description of this recent visit ... Cathedral Gorge State Park - Trip Notes for 10/18/2017.


Daytrip - Rainbow Spring Road

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On 10/12/2017 Harvey Smith, Bob Croke, Jim Herring and I attempted to reach the Rainbow Springs and the ridges of the Wilson Cliffs east of the spring. Having not been there for fours years, I got confused and mistakenly thought the access road was the first right off Lovell Canyon Road. Wrong. Unfortunately, some mapping services erroneously referred to this road as Rainbow Spring road. However, while hiking around we came across one of the largest agave roasting pits I have ever seen. Click here for a link for pictures and information on this hike ... Rainbow Spring Road (Summary Page).