Posts Tagged ‘Red Rock’

Blood Red Rock in White Rock Canyon

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White Rock Canyon and Black Canyon, home of the Colorado River, in Arizona just down stream of the Hoover Dam outside of Las Vegas, NV. (Josh Hawkins)

White Rock Canyon above Black Canyon, home of the Colorado River, in Arizona just down stream of the Hoover Dam outside of Las Vegas, NV.


Red on Red

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The Bowl of Fire in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area outside of Las Vegas, NV. (Josh Hawkins)

The Bowl of Fire in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area outside of 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.


Sand and Stone

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At the Bowl of Fire in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area


Sunday Afternoon Lunch and Nap

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Bowl of Fire Nap


Cracks in Rock

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Salt Build Up

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Striped Cave

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Bushes at the Base of a Cliff

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Red Swirls

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Shrub in Rocks

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Rock Wall Textures

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Narrow End

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Pit Bull Sundays

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So for a while now I’ve wanted to get to the top of the peak in the back of this photo.

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The name of the peak, I now know, is Turtlehead Peak.  It’s tall, not really tall, but tall enough.

The easiest way to get to it, and easy is a relative term of course, is a 2.5 mile hike with 2000ft of ascent.  800ft of that ascent is in .4 miles.  It has a steep part.  The ascent, just so you know is from the other side of the mountain.

This last Sunday we, Erin, me, Stella and Roxy, made it to the top.  On Monday we were all tired, and at least a little sore.

It’s one of those things that’s cool to be able say you’ve done, and it certainly provides a feeling of accomplishment having done it.  It was, tough, quite tough.  But certainly fun.

Next week I think we’ll do something easier though.  Tough, but less tough.

Here’s the view from the top looking back towards this image.  Las Vegas is in the background, through the haze.

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Plant in Rock

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Red Rock, Green Rock, Multi-colored Mountains, Blue Sky

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Anniversary Narrows

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Plant in Red Rock

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Red Rock in Smooth Crevice

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