Monday

12-2016 Black & White and Other Effects

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This page last updated on 06/12/2017

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(Fig. 12-01)
Picture Notes: Fishing at one of the three lakes at the Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs.
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs

(Fig. 12-02)
Picture Notes: Skull of a cow we found at the ghost town of Gold Butte at Gold Butte, NV.
For pictures and a description of this hike go to .... Gold Butte Town Site 

(Fig. 12-03)
Picture Notes: Desert Bighorn Sheep grazing at Hemingway Park in Boulder City, NV.
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Desert Bighorn Sheep at Hemingway Park

(Fig. 12-04)
Picture Notes: An Agave Cactus captured while hiking around the Las Vegas Springs Preserve.
For pictures and a description of this hike go to .... Las Vegas Springs Preserve 

(Fig. 12-05)
Picture Notes: Some of the waterfowl at the Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs.
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ....  Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs 

(Fig. 12-06)
Picture Notes: Sandstone outcrops along the Duck Rock hike in Valley of Fire State Park. 
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Duck Rock Hike in Valley of Fire.

(Fig. 12-07)
Picture Notes: Statue of Joe Kline, a worker on the Hoover Dam, sculpted by Steven Liguori. 
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Hoover Dam

(Fig. 12-08)
Picture Notes: Sculptured shoreline of a sandy water catch; Duck Rock Hike in Valley of Fire.  
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Duck Rock Hike in Valley of Fire




(Fig. 12-09)
Picture Notes: Some of the power transmission lines at the Hoover Dam, Boulder City, NV.  
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Hoover Dam

(Fig. 12-10)
Picture Notes: Peacock at Las Vegas Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs.  
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs


(Fig. 12-11)
Picture Notes: Peacock at Las Vegas Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs.  
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Las Vegas Springs Preserve

(Fig. 12-12)
Picture Notes: One of the trains that run daily through the town of Nipton, California.  
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ...Nipton California 

(Fig. 12-13)
Picture Notes: Dried mud bed of the Pahranagat Wash at Upper Arrow Canyon.   
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Pahranagat Wash Upper Arrow Canyon  

(Fig. 12-14)
Picture Notes: Parking garage structure at the Hoover Dam in Boulder City, NV.   
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Hoover Dam  

(Fig. 12-15)
Picture Notes: The "baby" elephant at the Redstone Loop Trail and Picnic Area.   
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Redstone Loop Trail & Picnic Area  

(Fig. 12-16)
Picture Notes: Titled "Desert Sand Spider" is an example of my imagination gone wild. The inspiration for creation of this image came from a photo I snapped while hiking a sandy wash in the northern portion of the Valley of Fire State Park..   
To view the original picture and see learn how I created this image, go to ... 
Rorschach "Desert Sand Spider"  


Sunday

11-2016 People & Faces

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This page last updated on 06/12/2017
                               
Note: Clicking any of the hyperlinks below will take you to the specific hike page that provides detailed information about the picture's location. Visiting all of these pages will take you on a virtual hiking tour of dozens of hikes in around Clark County, Lincoln County and the California's Death Valley area. Remember, after visiting one of the associated links, clicking your "back button" will return you to this page.
           
(Fig. 11-01)
Picture Notes: Blake Smith at the high point of the Fire Station Loop Trail in the RRCNCA.
For a description of this hike go to ... Red Rock Canyon Campground Area Hikes 

(Fig. 11-02)
Picture Notes: Robert Croke on a hike in the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area.
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Sloan Canyon Petroglyph Site 

(Fig. 11-03)
Picture Notes: Harvey Smith on a hike of Ash Spring at Calico Basin near Calico, Nevada.
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Ash Spring & Calico Basin 

(Fig. 11-04)
Picture Notes: My friend Jim Herring on our Pine Creek hike in Cottonwood Valley, RRCNCA.
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Pine Creek Canyon - RRCNCA 

(Fig. 11-05)
Picture Notes: Robert Croke and Ron Ziance at the top of the Lee Canyon Trail Lift area.
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort 

(Fig. 11-06)
Picture Notes: Self portrait of Jim Herring and myself at the Lode Mine behind Searchlight, NV.
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Eldorado and Cottonwood Valley




(Fig. 11-07)
Picture Notes: Harvey Smith and Bob Croke at an abandoned mine site behind Pioche, NV.
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Highland Mining District Near Pioche NV


(Fig. 11-08)
Picture Notes: Two fellow members of the Henderson Senior Rockhounds in Sloan Canyon.
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Sloan Canyon Petroglyph Site

(Fig. 11-09)
Picture Notes: Jim Herring and Blake Smith on the Bonanza Trail above Cold Creek, NV.
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Bonanza Trail Hike Notes

(Fig. 11-10)
Picture Notes: Blake Smith on the North Loop Trail in the Spring Mountain Range.
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... North Loop Trail Notes

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(Fig. 11-11)
Picture Notes: Blake Smith on the Rainbow Gardens Road.
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ...  Lava Butte and Rainbow Gardens.


(Fig. 11-12)
Picture Notes: Blake Smith & "Buster" on the Rainbow Gardens Road.


For pictures and a description of this hike go to ...  Lava Butte and Rainbow Gardens.


(Fig. 11-13)
Picture Notes: Bob Croke & some of our group on a guided hike to Duck Rock. 
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Duck Rock Hike in Valley of Fire

(Fig. 11-14)
Picture Notes: Shot of myself take by my friend Bob Croke on our hike of the Fire Loop Trail. 
For pictures and a description of this hike go to ... Red Rock Canyon Campground Area Hikes

11-2015 People & Faces

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Note: Clicking any of the hyperlinks below will take you to the specific hike page that provides detailed information about the picture's location. Visiting all of these pages will take you on a virtual hiking tour of dozens of hikes in around Clark County, Lincoln County and the California's Death Valley area. Remember, after visiting one of the associated links, clicking your "back button" will return you to this page.
                          
(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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