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}


Recently Added Pages

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

March 2018 Posts (by Category & Title)
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 Archaeological Site (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 Archaeological Site (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"

January 2018 Posts (by Category & Title)
NEW - Henderson - Terrazza Park
NEW - Bellagio Botanical Garden - Bellagio's Conservatory Botanical Garden - Yr of the Dog
UPDATED - Kingman AZ - Powerhouse Visitor Center and Museums

UPDATED - Kingman AZ - Amtrack Depot and Model Railroad Museum
UPDATED - Kingman AZ - Mr. D'z Route 66 Diner
UPDATED - Kingman AZ - Kingman Arizona - Summary Page
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 listed 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 - 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.


Daytrip - Visit to Gold Butte National Monument

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On 03/14/2018, Harvey Smith and I took Bob Croke and Jim Herring to four sites that neither of them had ever been do in Gold Butte; Devil's Throat, Mud Wash Petroglyphs, Kirt's Grotto and Little Finland. We spent almost the entire day roaming more than 40 miles riding Harvey's ranger and quads around Gold Butts desert dirt roads and washes. Click here for pictures and a description of this trip ... Visit to Gold Butte National Monument - Trip Notes for 03/14/2018


2017 Year in Review

Well I finally got around to doing my annual "Year in Review" page. Each year I review all of the pictures taken over the past 12 months and try to cull what I feel are some of the better pictures and place them into a single post. Here is a link to the page for 2017 ... 2017 Year in Review.