A January Visit to Las Vegas, Nevada

PART ONE--WALKING LONE MOUNTAIN ONCE MORE

A Nostalgia Walk (PART ONE OF TWO)

During the time I lived here in Las Vegas, this was my usual way of climbing Lone Mountain, straight up this ridge all the way to the top:

But today, not in the mood for, nor dressed for, serious scrambling, we walk to the east end of this little mountain ridge and take a longer route (photo taken at end of walk, hence street-lights have come on):

At that eastern end, this is what the trail looks like at the start and after we get past the first rise and face the next rise:

 

It is always fun to look back to where one started, that is Clark County highway 215 where it intersects with Lone Mountain Drive:

We have only just begun and there are some nice rock-shelters along the way of a good size for smaller animals:

Below lies Las Vegas in its smog blanket:

As is typical of any mountain walk, once over a ridge other ridges become visible (and people on the main trail, which we are definitely not on)--we have just topped a ridge and take a look back again:

We are moving very slowly in comparison with the couple dressed in black and red, in part because there is no real trail to follow here:

Once we get to the main trail we take a look at the park below, where we parked, a park that brings back many memories of coming here after work to play with our granddaughter Aubree when she was little and often stayed with us:

Now that we are on the main trail, we will start a new page.

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