Monday, March 31, 2014

Hike near Lake Mead

After 5 weeks and some special family time, we are leaving Las Vegas once again to continue on our travels.  Our last hike there was in Boulder City near Lake Mead, actually in the Lake Mead Recreation Area.  We explored a little canyon neither one of us had ever been to probably because it is not a marked trail.  Located across from the Boulder Beach area, we came across these beautiful Big Horn sheep and I had a fun little rock climb to boot!

aren't they beautiful???

only my best side for the pics of course;)

looking down the hill toward part of Lake Mead

Friday, March 28, 2014

Beyond Bootleg Canyon

We explored one of  the many tails in the mountains behind us on this beautiful day.  Flowers everywhere!  Spring in the desert with a bonus.... a rattlesnake!  Have not seen one of those in a while.  This guy was young, about 15 inches:

view of the Las Vegas strip and down town with Mt. Charleston in the background

this area is one large lave field and it is evident in the rock formations

the trail you see takes one over to the Black Mountain lookout where we hiked a couple of weeks ago

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Still Here

Still in Vegas or rather Boulder City.  Spending a little more time with family.  Here are a few misc pics from various morning walks:

Singing his heart out

Spring blooms, this one with spider

the desert is just carpeted with billions of tiny flowers in places

colorful rock

parachutes every day

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US Army Corp of Engineers Park, Iowa City, IA

Mike and I love it when we can find a COE park because they are always on water and our last stop at Coralville Lake was no exception.  A bi...