Posts Tagged ‘Mt. Charleston’

Red Whisps

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Flowers on Mt. Charleston in Nevada in the Mojave Desert...Apache Plume, Fallugi paradoxa, Rosaceae (Josh Hawkins)

Flowers on Mt. Charleston in Nevada in the Mojave Desert...Apache Plume, Fallugi paradoxa, Rosaceae


California Evening-Primrose

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Oenothera californica ssp. avita.California Evening-primrose on Mt. Charleston in Nevada


Pregnant Erin on Mt. Charleston

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A pregnant Erin on Mt. Charleston.

A pregnant Erin on a hike on Mt. Charleston. It was actually a pretty light hike for us, which is of course more challenging these days.


Flowering Flax on Mt. Charleston

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Flax, Linum lewisii

Flax, Linum lewisii, in bloom


Bitterbrush, I just love that name

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Bitterbrush, Antelope Bush, Purshia tridentata flower

Bitterbrush, Antelope Bush, Purshia tridentata with flower


Flax, Linum lewisii

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Flowers, Flax, Linum lewisii


California Evening-primrose

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California Evening-primrose Oenothera californica ssp. avita


Dry Bristlecone Leaves

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Dry Bristlecone Leaves


Great Basin Bristlecone Pine or The Making of a Cone

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Great Basin Bristlecone Pine or The Making of a Cone


Cairn

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Cairn on Mt Charleston

The Cairn, while serving a wide variety of purposes throughout the world, and possibly here in Nevada also, for what I’m doing, is usually serving one very useful purpose.  For me it’s marking the trail.

Some places, like say the wood hillside of mountain, not such a big deal, pretty, but not so necessary.  Out in the open desert though they can be very useful to let you know you’re going the right direction.  Or when walking up a wash cairns will be placed to let you know you should still be in the wash, though it’s good to look around when you come to one because they can also mark where the trail exits the wash.

Personally, big fan of the simple solution to a simple problem.  Also gotta give props for the feats of balance people occasionally pull off with them.


Mount Charleston in the Morning

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Mount Charleston in the Morning


Bristlecone Pine

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Pinus longaeva, Great Basin bristlecone pine


Apache Plume, Fallugi paradoxa

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Apache Plume, Fallugi paradoxa


Purple Pine Cone

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Because I Can CXXXVIII

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Because I Can CXXXVI

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Because I Can CXXXV

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Because I Can CXXXIV

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I see a Dragon in the cloud shadow, but maybe I’m on dehydrated and hallucinating.

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Because I Can CXXVI

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Because I Can CXVII

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I’m apparently fascinated by the Beavertail Cactus.  It might just be the name, Beavertail, hehe.

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