Sunday, February 28, 2010

Key Hole Canyon

The kids and I hiked over to Key Hole Canyon yesterday. Estefan was quite impressed with all of writings and the cool caves. We got a little rain on us but it was a great trip. You had probably better go see these places before the Bureau of Land Miss-Management closes it all off for public use.






Saturday, February 27, 2010

Early Desert Blosums

Last weekend before my Cannonville trip I planted my Tomates. A few people harrassed me that it was a little too early. However I disagree and i think that mother nature does too. Granted tomates are native desert plants but much of the desert is starting to wake up and blosum. I love the desert in the spring, even if it does come a little early


My Tax Dollars Hard at Work

Man am I glad I paided my taxes for this. Its a hell of a note to be closed out of your own country. Today i went to a place where my grreat grandpa use to freight, my grandpa ran cows, and my dad took me as a kid growing up. I TRIED to take my kids today but ran into this....Again, man am I glad I paided my taxes for this.

Red Bluff Springs...Closed

Key hole Canyon...Closed

There are getting to be more "No Motor Vehicle" signs in the desert then there are cactus


last couple from our cannonville Trip

Friday, February 26, 2010

Red Peaks & White Snow

Here are a couple more from our cannonville trip

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Red Canyon

Allie and I made a whirlwind trip up to Cannonville this weekend. Red Canyon to me is on treasure among many along the way. I could spend days here taking pictures and hiking the trails. What beautiful country. It doesn't matter how many times I drive through here the beauty of this canyon always gets me.




Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Mesa

The boys and I made a little venture out on Mormon Mesa today. For those of us who live or have lived in "The Valley" this is a fairly significant landmark.


Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Deserts Life Blood

These were taken at the water tanks on the Berts Loop by the narrows. Not much water but for the desert I think that it is the difference between a good year or a bad. I like the top picture because the water is so clear you can see the red rocks through the water and it almost looks like the deserts life blood.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valley of Fire and Rain

Here are a couple of shots from our Valley of Fire Trip last weekend after the rain storm.






Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Blue Skies Do I See

After the Rain

After it quit raining Saturday we headed for the hills to have a little fun. We tried to go to Magnasite but the flood waters were to much for Lauren and she pretty much told me we are turning around. After denting the truck on our last family outing I figured I had better not push it. So we turned around and headed for Valley of Fire. This was taken along the way.  One of my favorite things about the rain in the desert are the clouds after it has stopped. I like how they always hang low around the mountains and hills.