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Valley of Fire State Park
Valley of Fire State Park - Nevada - Windows in rock Valley of Fire State Park - Nevada - Petroglyphs on desert varnish Valley of Fire State Park - Nevada - Sandstone fins Valley of Fire State Park - Nevada - arch in Mouse Tank canyon
Near entrance to Valley of Fire State Park Petroglyphs on desert varnish Fins on rock near Mouse Tank  Arch near Mouse Tank
    
Elephant Arch, near visitor center Elephant Arch, near visitor center Elephant Arch, near visitor center Valley of Fire State Park - Nevada - Elephant Arch
Elephant Arch, near visitor center
    
Sandstone Formations Sandstone Formations Sandstone Formations Squirrel near Visitor Center
Sandstone Formations Squirrel near Visitor Center
    
Valley of Fire State Park - Nevada - red and white sandstone, Fire Canyon Natural bonzai bush Bush on sandstone Horned lizard
Red and white sandstone in Fire Canyon Desert Flora Horned Lizard
   

Atlotl Rock with stairs and viewing platform

Petroglyphs next to Atlotl Rock Natural Arch A forbidding canyon

Atlotl Rock with stairs and viewing platform

Petroglyphs next to Atlotl Rock Natural Arch A forbidding canyon
   
Pancake rocks Strange ridges in rock on floor of the desert Death in the desert Fascinating shapes
Pancake rocks

Strange ridges in rock on floor of the desert

Death in the desert Fascinating shapes
  
Red Rock Canyon
Red Rock Canyon offers endless twisted layers of rock It's hard to believe this is less than 20 miles from the Las Vegas Strip Can you spot the climbers here? Massive forces created the disconnected layers here

Red Rock Canyon offers endless twisted layers of rock

It's hard to believe this is less than 20 miles from the Las Vegas Strip

Can you spot the climbers here? Massive forces created the disconnected layers here
   
Fun to watch from a distance! Teri on the trail A dramatic cliff A chunk with once horizontal layers has landed sideways
Fun to watch from a distance! Teri on the trail A dramatic cliff A chunk with once horizontal layers has landed sideways
   
Red spots indicate heavy iron concentration There's been enough moisture to get some green grass started A nice view of stripes Cholla cactus, with yucca as a backdrop

Red spots indicate heavy iron concentration

There's been enough moisture to get some green grass started A nice view of stripes

Cholla cactus, with yucca as a backdrop

      
Great Basin National Park
Wheeler Peak in Great Basin National Park The right way to get high Inside Lehman Cave Another scene in the cave
Wheeler Peak in Great Basin National Park The right way to get high Inside Lehman Cave Another scene in the cave
   
Lots of information about bristlecone pines Base of an ancient bristlecone A close look at those bristly cones An especially fine example of nature's sculpture work
Lots of information about bristlecone pines Base of an ancient bristlecone A close look at those bristly cones An especially fine example of nature's sculpture work
   
Along the Bristlecone Trail Twisted log by the trail Dead pines reach to the sky
Along the Bristlecone Trail Twisted log by the trail Dead pines reach to the sky This dead bristlecone stands like a sentinel at the edge of the grove
    
Limber pine cones at back, and Engleman spruce in front Looking east into Utah from the upper part of the park Summer snow streaks

Meadow below Mather Overlook

Limber pine cones at back, and Engleman spruce in front Looking east into Utah from the upper part of the park Summer snow streaks Meadow below Mather Overlook
   
A bit of whimsy along the road into the park Downtown Baker NV, adjacent to the national park Looking east from Baker, NV Coral and ranch buildings at the edge of Baker
A bit of whimsy along the road into the park Downtown Baker NV, adjacent to the national park Looking east from Baker, NV Corral and ranch buildings at the edge of Baker
   
13,000 foot Wheeler Peak area of Great Basin National Park
13,000 foot Wheeler Peak area of Great Basin National Park
  
Snake Range from the west The Snake Range
Snake Range from the west And from the east
        
Urban Nevada
The strip from Plaza Hotel A Closer look Las Vegas sunset, October 12, 2012 Land of too many signs, with scenic view in the background
The strip from Plaza Hotel A closer look

Las Vegas sunset, October 12, 2012

Land of too many signs, with scenic view in the background
   
Not much worry about speed limits Thanksgiving weekend Savage Mansion and Mining Office C Street in Virginia City in 2015 Snow on the hills
Not much worry about speed limits Thanksgiving weekend

Savage Mansion and Mining Office in Virginia City

C Street in Virginia City in 2015

Snow on the hills above Virginia City, April 1, 2015

          
Panoramic view of town from the cemetery
Panoramic view of Virginia City from the cemetery
  
  View from downtown Las Vegas 1 View from downtown Las Vegas 2 A rare and strangely smoggy morning in Las Vegas View from the Plaza Hotel looking south
Mountains west of Las Vegas  Downtown Las Vegas A rare and strangely smoggy morning in Las Vegas

View from the Plaza Hotel looking south

    
Elsewhere in Nevada
Southwest of Wells Basin in central Nevada Single needle pinyon pine Toyabe National Forest
Southwest of Wells Basin in central Nevada Single needle pinyon pine Toyabe National Forest
   
   Rain and clouds along US Highway 6, October 2015 More clouds along US Highway 6  
   Rain and clouds along US Highway 6, October 2015

More clouds along US Highway 6

 
    

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