Thursday, January 25, 2007

Turtle Head Peak

A view of turtle head peak. It's a fun hike in Red Rock Park, with some steep, rocky trails, but the view from the top is worth it. -Wendi

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


Hiking up to Turtle Head Peak in Red Rock Park. It was a nice warm day. -Wendi

Monday, January 22, 2007

Red, White, and Blue

On Saturday I went out hiking and the lighting was AMAZING! So I snapped this shot, ENJOY! -Wendi

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Vegas Valley

Dave took this picture overlooking the Vegas Valley. It was a pretty clear day! Still pretty cold here! Brrrrr! -Wendi

Monday, January 15, 2007

Vegas Sunset

Dave captured this sunset, it was a beautiful day!

Friday, January 12, 2007

Duck Creek II

Another shot from Duck Creek. It's a beautiful day here in Vegas and we are getting a little bit of snow falling! How exciting! Wendi

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Duck Creek

I went out to the Duck Creek trailhead, which is next to the wetlands park this week. It is located at the end of Tropicana on the east side of town, next to the UNLV stadium. The water district is reclamating the land, so they are revegitating the area. It was a haven for birds. It was a warm, beautiful day! -Wendi

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Anniversary Narrows II

This is a picture looking straight up in the canyon. Anniversary Narrows is a slot canyon, where a river has cut pretty much straight down through the rock. In many places the canyon is only 4-5 feet wide, though 50-100 feet deep. -Dave

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Anniversary Narrows

This picture is a play off of the pic Wendi took up at ice box canyon, just this one is in Anniversary Narrows. You can really see the different layers of sandstone, especially the green. I think the green is actually pumice, because I found a small fragment of pumice the same color further upstream. -Dave

Monday, January 08, 2007

Abandoned Mine

Hello Friends and LVDP viewers! We apologize for the great delay in a post! With the days being shortened, leaving town for the holidays, and both Christy and I being working women we have found it hard to take some picts! Our friend Dave also a local Las Vegan, has offered to help get some posts up! Thanks Dave!
This photo is of an abandoned mine shaft near Anniversary Narrows at Lake Mead. They used to mine for Borox and Calcite along with other minerals around this area. Note the how the layers of the earth are almost perpendicular to the ground! That is caused by major faulting in the area. The area around the shaft is mostly clay, but there are igneous intrusions (Where lava flowed up into cracks in the earth) and deposited calcite veins all through the hill. -Dave