Site Introduction

Welcome to my Photo Gallery. With more than 1,376 posts and counting, many containing multiple pictures, I estimate that there are now more than 6,000 pictures on a wide variety of subjects scattered throughout the site that have received more than 277,700 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 stuff on the site. [1] To locate a page on a specification 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

June 2017 Posts (by Category & Title)
NEW - Artistic Compositions - Enhancing Landscape Photos
UPDATED - Mt Charleston - Mt. Charleston Loop & Area - Summary Page
UPDATED - Cactus - Jumping Cholla (Cylindropuntia fulgida)
NEW - Cactus - Eldorado Valley Tiltshift
NEW - Birds - Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
UPDATED - Eldorado Canyon - Techatticup Mining Camp - Summary Page
NEW - Eldorado Canyon - Techatticup Mining Camp - Trip Notes for 05/27/2017
UPDATED - Mt Charleston - Fletcher Canyon Trail - Summary Page
NEW - Mt. Charleston - Fletcher Canyon Trail
NEW - Year in Review - 2016 Year in Review
UPDATED - Joshua Tree Highway - Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness Area - Summary Page
NEW - Plants-Flowers - Desert Milkweed (Asclepias subulata)

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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

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Daytrip - Techatticup Mining Camp

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Back in May I came here with my cousin John for the expressed purpose of taking pictures. Over the years this was our second or third visit to this unique site. Once was to take their one hour mine tour. As they are always adding additional buildings, old cars, and hundreds of early 1900's era antiques, the photographing opportunities never disappoint. Click here for pictures and a description of this visit ... Techatticup Mining Camp - Trip Notes for 05/27/2017.


Daytrip - Fletcher Canyon Trail

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This was the third time I hiked this trail. This time I was accompanied by my friend Blake Smith. It was an absolutely beautiful day in the low 80's with a cool breeze. At an elevation of 5,000 feet, on the drive up Kyle Canyon Road we had a good view of the snow that was still lingering on Mt. Charleston. Because we got an early start, we decided to stop at the Mt. Charleston Lodge and enjoy a delicious breakfast of Eggs Benedict. Click here for pictures and a description ... Fletcher Canyon Trail.