Site Introduction

Welcome to my Photo Gallery. With more than 1,405 posts and counting, many containing multiple pictures, I estimate that there are now more than 6,100 pictures on a wide variety of subjects scattered throughout the site that have received more than 290,226 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

August 2017 Posts (by Category & Title
NEW - Kingman AZ - Monolith Garden Lasso Loop Trail - Arizona
UPDATED - Grand Canyon North Rim - Grand Canyon National Park - North Rim
UPDATED - Sunset Crater Volcano - Sunset Crater Volcano National Park
NEW - Wupatki National Monument - Wupatki National Monument
UPDATED - Nipton - Nipton California

NEW - Waterfowl & Fish - Dusky Moorhen (Gallinula tenebrosa)
NEW - LV Places of Interest - Morning Walk at Clark County Wetlands
UPDATED - Polyptych - Index for Polyptychs
NEW - Pareidolia Pictures - Category for Pareidoila Pictures
NEW - Pareidolia - Examples of Pareidolia

NEW - Antelope Canyon - Antelope Canyon - Page, Arizona
Click the "Read more" link below for a quick view a list of the Current 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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Roadtrip - Wupatki National Monument

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Located less than an hour north of Flagstaff Arizona, Wupatki National Monument preserves dozens of ancestral Puebloan villages. The many settlement sites scattered throughout the monument were built by the Ancient Pueblo People, more specifically the Cohonina, Kayenta Anasazi, and Sinagua. There are more than 800 identified ruins spread around many miles of desert within Wupatki National Monument, the five largest being, Wupatki, Wukoki, Lomaki, Citadel and Nalakihu. Wupatki was first inhabited around 500 AD. Wupatki, which means "Tall House" in the Hopi language, is a multistory Sinagua pueblo dwelling comprising over 100 rooms and a community room and ball court, making it the largest building for nearly 50 miles. Click here for pictures and information ... Wupatki National Monument.


Daytrip - Monolith Garden Lasso Loop Trail, AZ

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On 08/18/2017, Harvey Smith and I got up at 5:00 am and headed to Kingman. At an elevation of nearly 3,800 feet, it was 10-12 degrees cooler than in Henderson. We turned off of US 93 and parked in the parking area of the Cerbat Foothills Recreation Area and trailhead of the Monolith Gardens Trails. There is a beautiful network of trails encompassing miles of biking and hiking trails that weave throughout this recreation area. The most well known trail is the 1.7 mile Monolith Garden Lasso Loop Trail, a fantastic maze of towering rock formations. It has a rolling landscape of low hills, stacked rock towers and hunched ridgeline columns. Click this link to view pictures and a description of this hike ... Monolith Garden Lasso Loop Trail. 


Daytrip - Clark County Wetlands Preserve

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On 08/05, Blake Smith and I got up bright and early and around around 5:30 am we headed over to the Clark County Wetlands Preserve for a morning walk. Even though it was partially overcast after a night of rain, it was very muggy. I forgot to bring my map and we ended up getting 'lost' among the maze of paths and trails. Click here for pictures and description of this morning walk ... Morning Walk at Clark County Wetlands.