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Our buddies Jason, and Anne displaying good team work when pulling ropes in Red Rock.  <br /> <br />It's not uncommon to need two people pulling ropes off of multi-pitches in Red Rock. Ropes could be stubborn SOBs on Red Rock's beautiful, featured rock.
Our buddies Jason, and Anne displaying good team w...
This was my third climbing trip to J-Tree. The first time I hated the climbing, as everything felt hard. The second time it was a love hate relationship, and the third was where I fell in love with the climbing in J-Tree; especially after doing a few of the multi-pitch routes, and getting the hang of jamming. I can't wait until the next trip out! <br /> <br />Taken 10/11/07
This was my third climbing trip to J-Tree. The fir...
The historical Stoney Point; a fun place to play around at if passing through the area. <br /> <br />Jonny scoping out some routes listed in a Stoney Point guidebook by Chris Owen; great book, and fun climbs! <br /> <br />Taken 10/17/07
The historical Stoney Point; a fun place...
Leisha, G, and Jonny having a blast on Overhang Bypass, J-Tree. What an awesome climb! <br /> <br />Taken 10/9/07
Leisha, G, and Jonny having a blast on Overhang By...
Jonny crossing the beautiful Bridge of Bridge Mountain, Red Rock. <br /> <br />Taken 11/20/07
Jonny crossing the beautiful Bridge of Bridge Moun...
Anna, and Leisha with the knock off Texas Chainsaw people. If you closely examine the details of the stuffed people in the wagon, you'll be even more frightened. <br /> <br />Hanging out at Bonnie Springs after our Bridge Mountain hike; sharing a lot of jokes with all the disturbing props, and our unique experience at the Bonnie Springs restaurant. Always a memorable time at B.S. ; ) Warning; Never bring a first date there.... <br /> <br />Taken 11/20/07
Anna, and Leisha with the knock off Texas Chainsaw...
Leisha coming up the mellow ramp on our way up to the Bridge Mountain summit.  <br /> <br />Taken 11/20/07
Leisha coming up the mellow ramp on our way up to ...
Leisha scrambling up to the mellow ramp. There are a lot of fun variations of easy scrambling to get to the Bridge Mountain summit. <br /> <br />A must do hike in Red Rock. <br /> <br />Taken 11/20/07
Leisha scrambling up to the mellow ramp. There are...
Having the time of my life, really....in a Wildrose charcoal kiln on a cold, and snowy day in the Panamint Mountains. <br /> <br />Taken 1/19/10
Having the time of my life, really....in a Wildros...
Bridge Mountain, and Vegas lights. <br /> <br />Taken 11/20/07
Bridge Mountain, and Vegas lights.

Taken 11/20/07
A hike my co-worker friends, and I simply call "The Hill." A great before work scramble for us with beautiful views of Red Rock. <br /> <br />(Taken 11/23/07; the day after Thanksgiving)
A hike my co-worker friends, and I simply call "Th...
Jonny, and Gigi at the beautiful Kelso Dunes, California. <br /> <br />(Taken 12/01/07)
Jonny, and Gigi at the beautiful Kelso Dunes, Cali...
Mt. Charleston, Nevada. <br /> <br />Leisha, Casper, and G on the summit, having Bonanza Peak all to ourselves on a beautiful December day. <br /> <br />(Taken 12/5/07)
Mt. Charleston, Nevada.

Leisha, Casper, and G on ...
The Trouble with Tribbles will never end... <br /> <br />McCoy: "It's a human trait to love little animals, especially if they're attractive in some way." <br />Spock: "Doctor, I am well aware of human traits, I am frequently inundated by them, but I've trained myself to put up with just about anything." <br />McCoy: "Spock, I don't know much about these things, but I do know one thing. I like them... better than I like you!" <br />Spock: "Doctor, they do indeed have one redeeming quality." <br />McCoy: "What's  <br />that?" <br />Spock: "They do not talk too  <br />much." <br /> <br />(Casper the Tribble impersonator on Bonanza Peak 12/05/07)
The Trouble with Tribbles will never end...

McCoy...
A natural ice sculpture doggy in Ice Box Canyon, Red Rock. <br /> <br />Taken Christmas Day 12/25/07
A natural ice sculpture doggy in Ice Box Canyon, R...
Jonny lit up like a Christmas Tree walking on water, okay... ice.  <br /> <br />Ice Box Canyon, Red Rock. <br /> <br />Taken Christmas Day 12/25/07. <br />
Jonny lit up like a Christmas Tree walking on wate...
Jonny, and the Ice Box Canyon waterfall.  <br /> <br />Taken Christmas Day 12/25/07
Jonny, and the Ice Box Canyon waterfall.

Taken C...
It's a sony.
BETA PHOTO: It's a sony.
Exploring the peaceful Mojave desert 2/26/08. <br /> <br />Jonny coming up the Cadiz dunes.
Exploring the peaceful Mojave desert 2/26/08.

Jon...
A beautiful day with the desert all to ourselves; it felt that way, anyway. : ) <br /> <br />Cadiz Dunes area 2/26/08
A beautiful day with the desert all to ourselves@S...
Exploring the Pinto Basin in Joshua Tree. <br /> <br />3/18/08
Exploring the Pinto Basin in Joshua Tree.

3/18/08
On the hike up to the Amboy Crater. <br /> <br />3/19/08
On the hike up to the Amboy Crater.

3/19/08
Hanging out in the Amboy Crater at night; we had it all to ourselves. The moon was really bright. No headlamps needed. <br /> <br />3/19/08
Hanging out in the Amboy Crater at night@SEMICOLON...
Uh, baby, a little to your right, oooh, no, left, no right!...Woops, hold up, okay go, uh oh, stop, wait, okay to your ummm......you're on your own sweetie. You're doing great!  <br /> <br />Where's my helmet when I need one? <br /> <br />Anyway, who says you need 4WD on these desert roads?  <br />3/18/08 <br />
Uh, baby, a little to your right, oooh, no, left, ...
Sheesh...tarantulas can't read. <br /> <br />Clearing a roadway. <br /> <br />I can't believe we had to stop for this. Oh well, at least the gentleman was very friendly.  <br /> <br />I love desert roads!
Sheesh...tarantulas can't read.

Clearing a roadwa...
What happened to the people, Mommy? <br /> <br />The scenic route. <br /> <br />4/05/08
BETA PHOTO: What happened to the people, Mommy?

The scenic ro...
On our way to Castle Peaks in the Mojave Preserve. I love long, desert roads; we had Castle Peaks all to ourselves. <br /> <br />4/30/08
On our way to Castle Peaks in the Mojave Preserve....
Jonny signing the summit register atop Castle Peak. Not too many people venture up this way but we did see Branch Whitney's log in, of course! ; ) <br /> <br />Mojave Preserve <br />(Taken 4/30/08)
Jonny signing the summit register atop Castle Peak...
Jonny descending from the Castle Peak summit in the <br />Mojave desert. <br /> <br />(Taken 4/30/08)
Jonny descending from the Castle Peak summit in th...
It's downclimb 30 feet of steep, chossy rock, or rap from this anchor. We rapped, as we brought along a 60 foot rope, and some gear, not knowing beforehand what to really expect as far as the "climbing section" to the summit. <br /> <br />We scampered up this section in hiking boots (maybe one or two moves of 5.5 or 5.6 on chossy rock, then scrambled to the summit. A fun little route! The hike to Castle Peaks, and the summit was beautiful; it was all good! <br /> <br />Mojave preserve; 4/30/08
It's downclimb 30 feet of steep, chossy rock, or r...
There are lots of cool rock formations nearing the base of the Castle Peaks in the Mojave Preserve.  <br /> <br />4/30/08 <br />
There are lots of cool rock formations nearing the...
Looking south at Lanfair Valley from the summit of Castle Peaks in the Mojave Preserve. <br /> <br />4/30/08
Looking south at Lanfair Valley from the summit of...
Looking back at Castle Peaks on the hike out on a beautiful late evening.  <br /> <br />But the adventures of Jonny, and Gigi wasn't over yet! We decided to try out another long stretch of dirt road that rides on an old railroad bed that will get us to Searchlight, Nevada. On the bumpy ride out, we enjoyed our snack of smoked cracked pepper salmon on wheat thins, homemade chocolate chip cookies, and Perrier; yummy! Life is good!  <br /> <br />Anyway, we did make it in our 2WD truck; the road was tricky in quite a few spots, but worth it; beautiful old mining remnants along the way! <br /> <br /> I love the Mojave desert; so much to explore. <br /> <br />4/30/08
Looking back at Castle Peaks on the hike out on a ...
Hiking around Whitney Portal 6/4/08.
Hiking around Whitney Portal 6/4/08.
Falls at Whitney Portal 6/4/08.
Falls at Whitney Portal 6/4/08.
Say cheese!  <br /> <br />A nice view of Half Dome.
Say cheese!

A nice view of Half Dome.
You're looking at me like I have rabies or something....  <br /> <br />An overly friendly Marmot.
You're looking at me like I have rabies or somethi...
Gotta love the calming views atop DAFF Dome.  <br /> <br />Looking out at Fairview Dome, Cathedral Peak, and Eichorn Pinnacle.
Gotta love the calming views atop DAFF Dome.

Loo...
A great way to escape the heat of Vegas; hiking Mt. Charleston. <br /> <br />My good friend Holly with the Charleston Peak in the background; on our way up to the meadows via the s. loop trail. (7/11/08) <br /> <br />A refreshing hike!
A great way to escape the heat of Vegas;...
Zion, Utah. <br /> <br />(Labor Day weekend 08)
Zion, Utah.

(Labor Day weekend 08)
Jonny finding a fun trad climb in the New York Mountains of the MNP. Note the vultures circling... in the sky that is. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
Jonny finding a fun trad climb in the New York Mou...
Jonny just after firing up the fun roof move. This climb was a blast!
Jonny just after firing up the fun roof move. This...
Bridge Mountain summit, Red Rock. <br /> <br />A special hike with Anna, as she is leaving Las Vegas, and moving back to Australia. We'll miss her dearly. <br /> <br /> <br />From left to right; <br />The one, and only Jonny, Leisha, Brett, and the Bridge Mountian Queen of the day, Anna. <br /> <br />Taken 11/20/07
Bridge Mountain summit, Red Rock.

A special hike ...
Gray Fox in the Mojave National Preserve. <br /> <br />Taken on 11/11/08
Gray Fox in the Mojave National Preserve.

Taken o...
Devils Playground Mojave National Preserve along the Old Mojave Road. What a beautiful, and peaceful desert; one of my favorite places to explore. <br /> <br />Taken 11/11/08
Devils Playground Mojave National Preserve along t...
Red Rock Canyon getting blasted with snow. Sorry visiting climbers. <br /> <br />Taken 12/17/08
Red Rock Canyon getting blasted with snow. Sorry v...
Bonnie Springs, near Red Rock. <br /> <br />Taken today 12/17/08
Bonnie Springs, near Red Rock.

Taken today 12/17/...
The Bonnie Springs pond on a snowy day. <br /> <br />Taken 12/17/08
The Bonnie Springs pond on a snowy day.

Taken 12/...
2ND Pullout, Red Rock. <br /> <br />Note the ice pond in the middle of photo. <br /> <br />Taken 12/18/08
2ND Pullout, Red Rock.

Note the ice pond in the m...
2ND Pullout, Red Rock loop. <br /> <br />"Magic Bus" crag is visible. <br /> <br />Taken 12/18/08
2ND Pullout, Red Rock loop.

"Magic Bus" crag is v...
Sandstone Quarry, Red Rock. <br /> <br />Taken 12/18/08
Sandstone Quarry, Red Rock.

Taken 12/18/08
Angel Food Wall, Red Rock. <br /> <br />Taken 12/18/08
Angel Food Wall, Red Rock.

Taken 12/18/08
Clouds, and unusually heavy snowfall in Red Rock Canyon, NV. <br /> <br />Taken 12/18/08
Clouds, and unusually heavy snowfall in Red Rock C...
Horses, and the Blue Diamond Hill. <br /> <br />Taken 12/18/08
Horses, and the Blue Diamond Hill.

Taken 12/18/08
Taken 12/18/08
Taken 12/18/08
Driving through the Red Rock Loop on 12/18/08.
Driving through the Red Rock Loop on 12/18/08.
The snow in Red Rock has already begun to melt down.  <br /> <br />Snowmen saying their farewell with Mt. Wilson, and Oak Creek Canyon in the backdrop. <br /> <br />Taken 12/19/08
The snow in Red Rock has already begun to melt dow...
Always have to find something to climb.... <br /> <br />Playing at an undisclosed location in the desert 1/13/09
Always have to find something to climb....

Playin...
Fossil Ridge, and Gass Peak <br /> <br />Desert National Wildlife Range, in Southern Nevada. <br /> <br />Taken 2/11/09
Fossil Ridge, and Gass Peak

Desert National Wildl...
A nice sized 3 bedroom cave in Peekaboo Canyon, Nevada. Icicles included. <br /> <br />Taken 2/11/09
A nice sized 3 bedroom cave in Peekaboo Canyon, Ne...
As usual, we've taken the most scenic route. : ) <br /> <br />Just about every one of our weekends is an adventure; you dig? ; ) <br /> <br /> <br />Taken 2/11/09 in the Desert National Wildlife Refuge; Southern Nevada.
As usual, we've taken the most scenic route. : )

...
Jonny exiting the old train tunnel. <br /> <br />Near Hoover Dam- 3/24/09
Jonny exiting the old train tunnel.

Near Hoover D...
Last week Jonny, and I stumbled upon a large concentration of petroglyphs, grinding stones, and in the same vicinity, a deep, amazing natural water hole (with water!) while exploring in the Mojave Desert. I sure love our weekend desert adventures!
Last week Jonny, and I stumbled upon a large conce...
I met up with these scramblers upstream in the North fork of Pine Creek Canyon, Red Rock. <br />  <br />(Taken 4/10/09)
I met up with these scramblers upstream in the Nor...
Hiking further upstream, we thought we would have the north fork of Pine Creek Canyon all to ourselves until we stumbled upon these quacks. <br /> <br />Taken 4/10/09
Hiking further upstream, we thought we would have ...
Hoover Dam; a favorite hang out.
Hoover Dam; a favorite hang out.
Frolicking in the Mojave Desert; never a dull moment. <br /> <br />Taken Feb./09
Frolicking in the Mojave Desert; never a...
Ocotillo, with cumulus congestus clouds looming.  <br /> <br />Playing in the Mojave Desert. <br /> <br />Taken Feb./09 <br /> <br />
Ocotillo, with cumulus congestus clouds looming.
...
Baby, you're in good hands. <br /> <br />Taken 6/2/09
Baby, you're in good hands.

Taken 6/2/09
At Delights/Tecopa Ca. Hot Springs. <br /> <br />Taken 6/9/09
At Delights/Tecopa Ca. Hot Springs.

Taken 6/9/09
Delights- Hot Springs. <br /> <br />Tecopa, Ca. <br /> <br />6/9/09
Delights- Hot Springs.

Tecopa, Ca.

6/9/09
Bonnie Springs Bar <br /> <br />
Bonnie Springs Bar

A friendly Granite Spiny Lizard in the Needles, Ca. He followed me up most of the pitch. Prior to climbing with me, he was chasing a female spiny on the wall. Their interactions were hilarious! <br /> <br />Taken 7/8/09 WP on Dope.
A friendly Granite Spiny Lizard in the Needles, Ca...
The Needles. <br /> <br />Taken from White Punks On Dope <br /> <br />7/8/09
The Needles.

Taken from White Punks On Dope

7/8/...
Mmmm, having coffee with Longs Peak. <br /> <br />Jonny's picture in the kitchen.
Mmmm, having coffee with Longs Peak.

Jonny's pict...
I can see why they named their mining town Sunset.  <br /> <br />It was one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen. <br /> <br />(11/4/09; exploratory desert excursion)
I can see why they named their mining town Sunset....
Jonny at Black Arch Wall; Oak Creek Canyon, Red Rock. <br /> <br />(Taken 11/15/09)
Jonny at Black Arch Wall; Oak Creek Cany...
Justin Cantrall checking out the features on Black Arch Wall; Oak Creek Canyon, Red Rock. <br /> <br />(11/15/09)
Justin Cantrall checking out the features on Black...
Irina at Black Arch Wall; Oak Creek Canyon, Red Rock. <br /> <br />(11/15/09)
Irina at Black Arch Wall; Oak Creek Cany...
Sunset on Tikaboo Peak, Nevada.  <br /> <br />(Part of someone's geocache stash found on the ground)
Sunset on Tikaboo Peak, Nevada.

(Part of someone...
Great panoramic views of Las Vegas, and desert views of Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, and Boulder City can be seen from the high up on the hilltops in Bootleg Canyon.  <br /> <br />I'm not into extreme mountain biking, but there's some pretty fun-looking steeps, jumps, turns, and scary ass trails in Bootleg Canyon! <br /> <br />In Beautiful Boulder City; a mellow (from LA standards) 30 minute drive from Vegas. <br /> <br />Taken 11/24/09
Great panoramic views of Las Vegas, and desert vie...
Yay! Snow!! : ) <br /> <br />My friend Karen on our hike into Oak Creek Canyon on a snowy day in Red Rock.  <br /> <br />Taken 12/8/09
Yay! Snow!! : )

My friend Karen on our hike into ...
A friendly, chatty parrot, and his daddy at the Christmas parade in Tombstone, AZ. A fun night, and a nice place to stop off in after climbing in Cochise Stronghold. <br /> <br />12/13/09
A friendly, chatty parrot, and his daddy at the Ch...
The small town Christmas parade in Tombstone, AZ. not a bad place to be that night; fun! <br /> <br />12/13/09
The small town Christmas parade in Tombstone, AZ. ...
An awesome time in Bisbee; always a fun town to hang out in; for historical sight-seeing, a nice museum, quaint, colorful places to stay, lots of antique shops, and local artists/studios, nice coffee shops, friendly, cool townspeople (yeah, yeah, some meth heads), casual bars, good food, 1.00 shuffleboard, and we even had free games of pool, and yummy jello shots! We also enjoyed walking the streets of Bisbee at night. I've always loved this place! A worthwhile stop if you are climbing in Cochise Stronghold.  <br /> <br />Taken 12/13/09
An awesome time in Bisbee; always a fun ...
Jonny squeezing some climbing in; checking out an old ranch in the mojave desert on a cold, and stormy day.  <br /> <br />Taken 12/22/09
Jonny squeezing some climbing in; checki...
A storm moving in at an old ranch in the mojave desert. <br /> <br />Just another exploratory desert adventure. ; ) <br /> <br />Taken 12/22/09
A storm moving in at an old ranch in the mojave de...
Playing house; as usual, we had the whole desert to ourselves. <br /> <br />A fun day exploring in the mojave desert. It was windy, cold, and it snowed quite a bit. <br /> <br />12/22/09
Playing house; as usual, we had the whol...
Some man I don't know buildering on a bank somewhere in AZ. late at night. ; /
Some man I don't know buildering on a bank somewhe...
Bye bye Arizona; enjoying fresh Wisconsin cheese curds (thanks sqwirll from MP!!), and chocolate on our drive home to Vegas. Mmmm, cheese, and chocolate. <br /> <br />12/14/09
Bye bye Arizona; enjoying fresh Wisconsi...
A friendly ringtail that hung out with us for most of the night at our campsite in the Stronghold. We had the campground all to ourselves that night; and it was a windless, and warm night for December! : ) <br /> <br />12/11/09
A friendly ringtail that hung out with us for most...
Just a little bit of mining took place in Bisbee, AZ back in the day. It's beautiful in it's own way. <br /> <br />12/13/09
Just a little bit of mining took place in Bisbee, ...
It's time for soup! <br /> <br />12/29/09 at Cane Springs in the Mojave Desert.
It's time for soup!

12/29/09 at Cane Springs in t...
Jonny putting on rain gear as we left Marl Springs on the old historic Mojave Road. Note the stormy sky over the Cima Dome in the distance.  <br /> <br />After brushing up on a few history books, and reading some of first travelers/explorers, and native peoples personal accounts, and experiences in the east Mojave desert; it's fun to imagine how the ancient tribes, the Mojaves, Chemehuevis, Spanish Conquistadors, Jedidiah Smith, and all the other brave, and adventurous souls who lived in, or entered this land fared. <br /> <br />We were fortunate to get a little break from the rain after being cooped up in our bivy sacks for a good part of the day at Marl Springs. We took advantage of it, and took a side hike to locate some old mines; it was worth it, as we came across some fairly untouched old mining ruins in a beautiful area; but the break in stormy weather was short-lived, as we watched another storm moving in. In this photo we had 9 miles of hiking left in stormy weather on our Mojave Road adventure. We felt lucky to not see another soul during our trek, and didn't mind hiking in the rain, and wind. <br /> <br />1/13/10
Jonny putting on rain gear as we left Marl Springs...
Jonny, and the sunrays. <br /> <br />Taking a lunch break while backpacking the Mojave Road. It felt good to have our packs off our backs for a moment. <br /> <br />1/12/10
Jonny, and the sunrays.

Taking a lunch break whil...
A gynormous Red Barrel Cocktus at the site of an abandoned uranium mine. <br /> <br />Note to self: Don't drink the local spring water.  <br /> <br />Exploring the East Mojave desert on a backpacking trip. : ) <br /> <br />1/13/10
A gynormous Red Barrel Cocktus at the site of an a...
Old Charcoal Kilns in the Panamint mountains on a snowy day. <br /> <br />1/19/10
Old Charcoal Kilns in the Panamint mountains on a ...
One of the three residents of Ballarat, Ca.; Potlicker welcoming us to his home. Note his airborne feet as he jumped on Jonny. : ) <br /> <br />1/20/10
One of the three residents of Ballarat, Ca.@SEMICO...
Jonny, and Rock of Ballarat, Ca. watching the stormy weather moving over the Panamint range. <br /> <br />Taken 12/20/10
Jonny, and Rock of Ballarat, Ca. watching the stor...
Jonny checking out prime Mesa Verde properties in CO. <br /> <br />Sightseeing during a beautiful 9 day ski vacation/road trip late Jan-early Feb. 2010.
Jonny checking out prime Mesa Verde properties in ...
Heh heh , they missed us.  <br /> <br />Feb. 2010 <br /> <br />Photo by Jonny
Heh heh , they missed us.

Feb. 2010

Photo by Jo...
Ma Ma?! <br /> <br />An interesting bedroom somewhere in some small desert town in NV. <br /> <br />Feb. 2010
Ma Ma?!

An interesting bedroom somewhere in some ...
Ryan Ranch, Joshua Tree NP. <br /> <br />12/11/08
Ryan Ranch, Joshua Tree NP.

12/11/08
Nothing beats a fun day out with friends on a long route in Red Rock. <br /> <br />Jason in foreground with Anne coming around the bend. <br /> <br />5/2010.
Nothing beats a fun day out with friends on a long...
Checking out crags in the more remote areas of the mojave desert. Jonny waving hello, as I entertain myself by looking for "things." : ) <br /> <br />March 31st, 2010
Checking out crags in the more remote areas of the...
Fun times hanging out with our friends JBlackattack, and Ann at Hemingway Buttress, J-Tree.  <br /> <br />Taken 10/10/07
Fun times hanging out with our friends JBlackattac...
You can always find something to dyno in the middle of the desert. Jonny, as usual can't resist a dyno, or a jump when he sees one. <br /> <br />March 31st, 2010.
You can always find something to dyno in the middl...
Rock Glacier- The ONLY glacier in Nevada -just below Wheeler Peak. <br /> <br />At Great basin NP, the home to over 40 caves; many wild ones too! Hell fuc*kin YES!!!!!!!! We're going down. <br /> <br />Taken July 7th, 2010.
Rock Glacier- The ONLY glacier in Nevada -just bel...
Upper Lamarck Lake- the lake is beautiful, and full of fish! As usual, we had this whole lake all to ourselves on our weekday weekend. : ) <br /> <br />Taken July 14th, 2010.
Upper Lamarck Lake- the lake is beautiful, and ful...
Taken July 13th, 2010 at our bivy site at upper Lamarck Lake in the high Sierra.
Taken July 13th, 2010 at our bivy site at upper La...
Jonny on one of the fun creek crossings on our way to upper Lamarck Lake. <br /> <br />Taken July 13th, 2010.
Jonny on one of the fun creek crossings on our way...
Exploring yet another spring, and watering holes in the Mojave Desert. It's good to know where the water is in the desert; you never know when you'll be stranded. : ) <br /> <br />Taken 12/29/09
Exploring yet another spring, and watering holes i...
Admiring the peaceful upper Lamarck Lake. It would be just sooo perfect if only the mosquitos would leave me alone; even with Deet they managed to bite me repeatedly on my face, and shoulders. D'oh!! ; / <br /> <br />Taken 7/14/10
Admiring the peaceful upper Lamarck Lake. It would...
I seriously didn't mean to make my Jonny nervous getting so close to a 3,000' vertical drop. (I didn't know he was watching me at the time) It was just so tempting; the views, and looking down on the Colorado River, and towards Lava Falls was stunning. It got me in the zone; imagining the amazing John Wesley Powell being at this same spot looking for his lost men at Toroweap. There's so much cool history in this area! <br /> <br />Taken July 28th, 2010 by a concerned Jonny on a hot summer day.  We pretty much had the area all to ourselves. : )
I seriously didn't mean to make my Jonny nervous g...
"Where's Fred Flintstone, and Barney Rubble?" <br />Relaxing in a rock recliner after playing in the snow, and on the only glacier in Nevada- <br />Below Wheeler Peak- in Great Basin NP. <br /> <br />(Taken July, 2010 by Jonny)
"Where's Fred Flintstone, and Barney Rubble?"
Rela...
Trundling giant sized boulders down onto rafters (to add to their expensive backcountry experience)KIDDING, PEOPLE! I know, not funny. Anyway, this is another angle of the enticing cliff's edge at Toroweap with it's 3,000' vertical drop. I was startled when I heard Jonny yell, "SWEEEEEETIE, BE VERY CAREFUL!!" A beautiful, but hot summer day. <br /> <br />(Taken by Jonny- July 28th, 2010)
Trundling giant sized boulders down onto rafters (...
Grand Canyon's awesome Toroweap look-out- <br /> <br />7/28/10 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
Grand Canyon's awesome Toroweap look-out-

7/28/10...
Nearing the summit of the Eureka Sand Dunes- possibly the tallest sand dunes in North America.  <br /> <br />We took a more adventurous route on dirt roads through Death Valley on our way up to Mammoth to ski- what a ride! : )We actually camped at the dunes- Brrr, it was 20 degrees at night. A beautiful area, though! <br /> <br />January 2011-photo by Jonny
Nearing the summit of the Eureka Sand Dunes- possi...
Happy at the Desert National Wildlife Refuge in Southern Nevada. Watching a beautiful sunset-WooHoo! <br /> <br />[Feb. 15th, 2011]
Happy at the Desert National Wildlife Refuge in So...
Sightseeing on our way to J-Tree. <br /> <br />December 2010- Photo by Jonny.
Sightseeing on our way to J-Tree.

December 2010- ...
A cool old tower to climb near the railroad tracks in an undisclosed location in the desert. Fun! <br /> <br />Taken in 2010. Photo by Jonny
A cool old tower to climb near the railroad tracks...
Just trying to stay warm, baby. <br /> <br />Just another adventure with my sweetie in Death Valley in extreme temps. Funny...it seems it's either 120 degrees , or 20 degrees when we're out this way. Not much in between. ; ) <br /> <br />Gotta love an old outhouse! If it was back in the day when I was bottle digging, we would been all up [or down] in this shit- kidding- we we only hit up pre- 1900 privies. This crap's not old enough to justify getting my hands all dirty, and shit. : ) <br /> <br />Jan. 2011- photo by Jonny.
Just trying to stay warm, baby.

Just another adve...