Crustose Lichens, Redstone, NV

This picture was taken on 01/20/2011 while on a hike to the Redstone Loop Trail with the Henderson Heritage Park Senior Facility rock hounds. The Redstone Loop Trail is located at mile marker 27 along the North Shore Drive on the western side of Lake Mead, NV. Situated within an area called Redstone, the trail, at an elevation of 2,238 to 2,323 feet, is a short half-mile walk that surrounds several red sandstone outcroppings which are reminiscent of the Valley of Fire or Red Rock Canyon. I just love to find pictures like this which seem remind me of other images. Call me crazy, but when I first noticed these lichens, their shape immediately reminded me of an ‘old world’ map with all of the continents laid out flat.