Posts Tagged ‘Red Rock Canyon’

Oak Creek at Red Rock Canyon

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Oak Creek at Red Rock Canyon outside Las Vegas, NV. (Josh Hawkins)

Oak Creek at Red Rock Canyon outside Las Vegas, NV.


First Creek – Red Rock Canyon

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First Creek at Red Rock Canyon outside Las Vegas, NV. (Josh Hawkins)

First Creek at Red Rock Canyon outside Las Vegas, NV.


Oak Creek Canyon

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Oak Creek at Red Rock Canyon outside Las Vegas, NV. (Josh Hawkins)

Oak Creek at Red Rock Canyon outside Las Vegas, NV.


Wash to the Mountain

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Oak Creek at Red Rock Canyon outside Las Vegas, NV. (Josh Hawkins)

Oak Creek wash at Red Rock Canyon outside Las Vegas, NV.


Desert and Mountains in Infrared B&W

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Oak Creek at Red Rock Canyon outside Las Vegas, NV. (Josh Hawkins)

By Oak Creek at Red Rock Canyon outside Las Vegas, NV.


Sun in the Stream

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First Creek at Red Rock Canyon outside Las Vegas, NV. (Josh Hawkins)

First Creek at Red Rock Canyon outside Las Vegas, NV.


Ice on Rocks above Water

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First Creek at Red Rock Canyon outside Las Vegas, NV. (Josh Hawkins)

First Creek at Red Rock Canyon outside Las Vegas, NV.


Rock and Ice

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First Creek at Red Rock Canyon outside Las Vegas, NV. (Josh Hawkins)

First Creek at Red Rock Canyon outside Las Vegas, NV.


Oak Creek

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Oak Creek at Red Rock Canyon outside Las Vegas, NV. (Josh Hawkins)

Oak Creek at Red Rock Canyon outside Las Vegas, NV.


A Profile and a Alien

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First Creek at Red Rock Canyon outside Las Vegas, NV. (Josh Hawkins)

First Creek at Red Rock Canyon outside Las Vegas, NV.


Snow & Stream

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Oak Creek at Red Rock Canyon outside Las Vegas, NV. (Josh Hawkins)

Oak Creek at Red Rock Canyon outside Las Vegas, NV.


Ice and Rocks

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First Creek at Red Rock Canyon outside Las Vegas, NV. (Josh Hawkins)

First Creek at Red Rock Canyon outside Las Vegas, NV.


Water Flowing in Oak Creek

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Oak Creek at Red Rock Canyon outside Las Vegas, NV. (Josh Hawkins)

Oak Creek at Red Rock Canyon outside Las Vegas, NV.


Spring Mountains at Sunset

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Oak Creek at Red Rock Canyon outside Las Vegas, NV. (Josh Hawkins)

Oak Creek at Red Rock Canyon outside Las Vegas, NV.


Rob Climbing in Red Rock

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I have to say, Rob did pretty well hiking & climbing around the crevices of Sandstone Quarry in Red Rock…for a flatlander at least.  :)


More Western Tent Caterpillar

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Western Tent Caterpillar, Malacosoma californicum pluviale


Esther the Pug on a Rock

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Yellow Flowers

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Tree in a Canyon

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Western Tent Caterpillars

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So these are Western Tent Caterpillars.  For me, they’re both really cool, and really gross.

So we can see the five caterpillars on the outside of the tent.  That’s what lives inside the tent.  The tent is stuffed with them, just stuffed (look at the image below.)

The caterpillars apparently do this to stay warm and digest food.  The Great Wiki, of course, has an entry about tent caterpillars as a whole here.

Each black line with blue on the side is a western tent caterpillar. The whole tent was stuffed like this.