Sunday

11-2015 People & Faces

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(Fig. 11-01)
Picture Notes: Blake Smith, one of my good friends and regular hiking partners.  
Either alone or with the Rockhounds, Blake and I have hiked dozens hikes together over the past several years. This picture was taken at Grapevine Canyon in Laughlin Nevada ...
Grapevine Canyon Inside the Bridge Canyon ilderness Area


(Fig. 11-02)
Picture Notes: As I never hike alone, I often hike with a regular group of 3 to 4 others. 
The group for this hike, commonly referred to as the "four musketeers", includes left to right,
myself, Blake Smith, Ron Ziance and Robert Croke.   
This picture was taken behind the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway Center ...  
Escarpment Trail at Visitor Gateway Center


(Fig. 11-03)
Picture Notes:  One of our new regular hiking partners is another good friend, Jim Herring, who just recently moved to Las Vegas from Whichata Kansas.  
Now that he has moved here, I will be trying to "catch him up" on many of our past hikes. This picture was taken on a hike to Bootlegger Canyon in Boulder City ...
Bootleg Canyon Trail System

(Fig. 11-04)
Picture Notes: This is Marc Resnic, a person I used to work with at GVR Casino more than 10 years ago. Like myself, Marc is one of the more avid photographers who hikes with us when he is available.  
Unfortunately, because he works, he is only able to hike with us on weekends. This picture was taken at Dante's Peak on one of our many trips to Death Valley ...
Death Valley National Park

(Fig. 11-05)
Picture Notes: An avid biker, my good friend Robert Croke is one of the original "four musketeers" hiking group and often volunteers to drive us to many of our hiking locations. 
Bob is also our official "GPS guy" and provides me with the map information for this site. This picture was taken on our hike of Ash Creek Canyon...
Ash Creek & Wilson's Pimple Loop Trail

(Fig. 11-06)
Picture Notes: Ron Ziance is Bob Croke's regular biking partner, and is now a regular member of the "four musketeers" hiking group.   
Because the combined age of our group is nearly 300 years, we sometime refer to our selves as the "One MPH Group" because that is about our normal hiking speed. This was taken on a hike of First Creek ...
First Creek Trailhead - RRCNCA

(Fig. 11-07)
Picture Notes: Hike of the Walking Box Ranch near Searchlight, Nevada.   
Linda Groft, the hike coordinator for the Henderson Senior Center's "Rockgrounds" arranged for a special tour of this ranch even though it is not open to the public. 
Walking Box Ranch

(Fig. 11-08)
Picture Notes: One of my more adventurous hiking partners from the Henderson "Rockhounds". 
Mary has accompanied me on many hikes that many of the 'older' members are not willing to try. 
Fire Wave & Kaolin Wash - 04/23/2015 Trip Notes

(Fig. 11-09)
Picture Notes: My brother Tom ( on the right) and the group we zipped line with in Boulder City. 
This was taken at the top of Bootleg Canyon before we hiked to the zip line site on Red Mountain. 
Zip Lines -at Bootleg Canyon

(Fig. 11-10)
Picture Notes: Two of my regular hiking partners, Blake Smith and Robert Croke in Cottonwood Valley . 
This was taken on a hike to First Creek Canyon in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. 
First Creek Trailhead - RRCNCA

(Fig. 11-11)
Picture Notes: This is a picture of my brother Tom on a jeep trip we made to explore some old abandoned gold and silver mines located behind the town of Nelson in Eldorado Canyon.  
This picture was taken in front of the Blackhawk Mine.  
Nelson Nevada Mines


(Fig. 11-12)
Picture Notes: Hiking partners Bob, Mary and John on a hike to the Crystal Wash Rock Art Site.   
This petroglyph site is located in Lincoln County on the way to Calente Nevada. 
Crystal Wash Rock Art Main Site


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Saturday

10-2015 Mountain Views & Landscapes

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(Fig. 10-01)
Picture Notes: This is a view of Bootleg Canyon located in Bolder City, Nevada.   
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Bootleg Canyon Trail System


(Fig. 10-02)
Picture Notes: This is a view entering Arrow Canyon near Moapa ,Nevada.      
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Arrow Canyon - Petroglyphs


(Fig. 10-03)
Picture Notes: This is a view taken along the Bitter Spring Country Byway in the Muddy Mountains.       
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Bitter Spring Backcountry Byway


(Fig. 10-04)
Picture Notes: View of the Mt. Charleston Lodge and Mt. Charleston from the Visitor Gateway Center.    
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Spring Mountains Visitor Center


(Fig. 10-05)
Picture Notes: View of Dragon Peak at Calico Basin near the town of Calico, Nevada. 
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Calico Basin and Red Spring


(Fig. 10-06)
Picture Notes: A view from Deer Creek Trail in the Spring Mountains.  
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Deer Creek Picnic Area



(Fig. 10-07)
Picture Notes: Another view taken along the Bitter Spring Country Byway in the Muddy Mountains.       
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Bitter Spring Backcountry Byway


(Fig. 10-08)
Picture Notes: View of Kirt's Grotto in the Gold Butte Region near Mesqute, Nevada.        
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Kurt's Grotto - Gold Butte


(Fig. 10-09)
Picture Notes: View of the Calico Hills in Red Rock Canyon Park west of Las Vegas, Nevada.         
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Red Rock Canyon Back Country Byway


(Fig. 10-10)
Picture Notes: View of Eldorado Valley from Red Mountain in Boulder City, Nevada.         
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Bootleg Canyon Trail System


(Fig. 10-11)
Picture Notes: View of mountains just south of the China Date Ranch near Death Valley.          
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... China Ranch Date Farm


(Fig. 10-12
Picture Notes: View of Mummy Mountain driving up Lee Canyon Road in the Spring Mountains.           


(Fig. 10-13)
Picture Notes: View of some of the mountains in the Highland Range near Eldorado Valley.
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Eldorado Valley Highland Range           


(Fig. 10-14)
Picture Notes: Another view taken along the Bitter Spring Country Byway in the Muddy Mountains.       
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Bitter Spring Backcountry Byway        


(Fig. 10-15)
Picture Notes: View of the La Madre Mountain from the Keystone Thrust in Red Rock Canyon.       
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Keystone Thrust Trail - RRCNCA         




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Friday

09-2015 Desert Waters

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(Fig. 09-01)
Picture Notes: This is Harriet Lake, my favorite spot at Spring Mt. Ranch in Cottonwood Valley.   
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Spring Mountain Ranch State Park



(Fig. 09-02)
Picture Notes: This is Deer Creek at the Deer Creek Picnic Area up in the Spring Mountains.   
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Deer Creek Picnic Area



(Fig. 09-03)
Picture Notes: This is Crystal Reservoir in the desert at Ash Meadows NWR near Death Valley.   
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge



(Fig. 09-04)
Picture Notes: This is Bitter Spring off  Bitter Spring Country Byway in the Muddy Mountains.   
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Bitter Spring Back Country Byway



(Fig. 09-05)
Picture Notes: Water from the Calico Spring at Calico Basin near the town of Calico, Nevada.
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Calico Basin and Red Spring


(Fig. 09-06)
Picture Notes: A small natural nestled up in the McCullough Mountains near Eldorado Valley.
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Pine Spring and McCullough Spring



(Fig. 09-07)
Picture Notes: A view of the Las Vegas Wash, the city's largest, as it runs through the Wetland Park. 
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Clark County Wetlands Park



(Fig. 09-08)
Picture Notes: A view of Oak Creek along the Oak Creek Trail in Cottonwood Valley in the RRCNCA.  
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Ash Creek/Wilson's Pimple Loop Trail



(Fig. 09-09)
Picture Notes: One of the small ponds found at the Clark County Wetlands Park.  
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Clark County Wetlands Park


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Thursday

08-2015 Desert Geologic Formations

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(Fig. 08-01)
Picture Notes: This shape looks like a Crocodile head. It is located in Little Findland in Gold Butte. 
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ...Little Findland - Gold Butte


(Fig. 08-02)
Picture Notes: To me this looks like large lizard. It is located at Kirk's Grotto Gold Butte. 
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ...Kirt's Grotto - Gold Butte


(Fig. 08-03)
Picture Notes: To me this looks like a large rhino head. It is located at Kirk's Grotto Gold Butte. 
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ...Little Findland - Gold Butte.


(Fig 08-04)
Picture Notes: These colorful sandstone striations were found in the Kaolin Wash in Valley of Fire. 
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ...Fire Wave & Kaolin Wash - 04/23/2015 Trip Notes.


(Fig. 08-05)
Picture Notes: This birdlike head and beak is also found at Little Findland in Gold Butte.  
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Little Findland - Gold Butte.


(Fig. 08-06)
Picture Notes: This water carved tunnel is located at Kirk's Grotto in Gold Butte.  
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Kirt's Grotto - Gold Butte.


(Fig. 08-07)
Picture Notes: The beautiful striations and colors in this rock almost seemed out of place.  
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... First Creek Trailhead - RRCNCA

(Fig. 08-08)
Picture Notes: This is the "Fire Wave" in the Valley of Fire State Park in Overton, NV.  
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Fire Wave - Valley of Fire


(Fig. 08-09)
Picture Notes: What does this 'head' look like to you? Little Findland in Gold Butte. 
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ...Little Findland - Gold Butte


(Fig. 08-09)
Picture Notes: Yet another wind blown sandstone formation at Little Findland located in Gold Butte. 
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ...Little Findland - Gold Butte


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Wednesday

07-2015 Desert Fossil Remains

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(Fig. 11-07)
Picture Notes: All of the beautiful seabed fossils in the pictured above were contained in a single rock in a large rock beneath a partially expose tree root along Cougar Rd at Deer Creek Picnic Area.   
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ...Deer Creek Picnic Area and Cougar Road 


(Fig. 07-01)
Picture Notes: This, and all of the following examples (Figs. 08-13) were found south of Pahranagat Wash at the top of a mountain ridge overlooking upper Arrow Canyon, northwest of Moapa, Nevada.   
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ...Pahranagat Wash - Upper Arrow Canyon



(Fig. 07-02)
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