Friends and Kitties!
I hiked up an itty-bitty mountain on Friday.
The weather was delightful--low 60's and no wind. And SUN, of course.
There are lots of ATV and horse trails up in the mountains to explore and I don't know why it's taken me 12 years to figure this out...sometimes I am a real moron. I've discovered that Google Earth is a great tool to determine where I want to go!
Excuse my dirty shoes--I have a pair of hiking boots on order, a necessity for going four-wheelin' around here--when I get home my socks are full of icky grit.
I spotted a pumice rock on the path. I've mentioned in the past that our area used to be very active geologically--there's an old cinder cone just a few miles from my house--and we occasionally get the odd tremor when Mother Earth shifts her bones.
The mountain(ette) I hiked up divides my subdivision in two.
The water reservoir is at the top to supply steady system pressure.
The left side of the mountain faces West and the Strip, the right side looks East out over my house and beyond to Lake Mead.
The top of the mountain has been improved and is for sale, and I'd love to build up here--the views are magnificent. Too bad it's not free...
At least I can come up here and look around all I want for the cost of a walk.
Our house is at the tip of the subdivision.
You can just see Lake Mead in the upper left, and that's Lake Las Vegas (Where BlogPaws will be in May!) to the right.
There were some fabulous rock formations in a small canyon that I passed through; I'm going to bring a "real" camera next time I hike up there and try to get some panoramic shots to show the true scale.
I sure hope you don't mind seeing all my trampy photos! I just think it's so beautiful here and worth sharing.
XX Sheebie XX