Monday, October 18, 2010

Day Trip - Western side of Lake Mead

The temperature has cooled down and my pain has subsided a bit so I decided to take a short road trip along the western side a Lake Mead in Southern Nevada. I packed my new Pentax K-x DSLR and my old Olympus OM-1, grabbed a couple of diet Dr. Peppers and took off.

The first picture I took was from S. Lake Mead road looking north towards Las Vegas. It had just rained so all the smog, dust and grime of Las Vegas had been washed away.

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Here are some pictures from the trip.
The first picture are red sandstone formation from The Redstone Dunes

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Water and wind erosion play a huge part in sculpting these soft rocks. All kinds of interesting holes, caverns and pillars form from years of erosion

I ended up in Roger's Springs - a natural artesian well. It was fairly interesting, but just as I was about to leave I spotted this momma turtle and a baby turtle. It was amazing how caring and protective the mother was. Did not know those material traits were in turtles.

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