Monday, October 10, 2011

Red Rock climbers

We had some friends from Texas visiting last week. They didn’t want to go down to the Strip so we took them out to Red Rock Park. They’ve been camping their way across the Southwest in national park campgrounds, but still would rather see more dirt and rocks than glitter and neon (well, no more neon, it’s all LEDs now). With the storm systems moving through we still have a lot of clouds.

There were quite a lot of people out there enjoying the cooler weather. Most of the rocks had people climbing on them. Calico is the most colorful

Right next to those are more distinctive stripes.

Over by the quarry they were down closer.

Still a bit too slippery for us to try, we were all satisfied just watching.


stephen Hayes said...

I should get into rock climbing since I have short legs, aint afraid of heights and I'm as sure-footed as a mountain goat. Are there wet bars at the top of these rocks where I can get a martini?

SOL's view said...

They look interesting, but I am also content to watch.

Maybe Stephen can send down a coldie from the top??


Diane Laney Fitzpatrick said...

This was infinitely better than taking them to the Strip. I've never had any desire to go to Las Vegas, but this is gorgeous. Is it possible to go to Las Vegas and NOT go to the casinos?

karen said...

Beautiful rocks! I really love that first photo - my favourite type of sky shot..

Anonymous said...

I completely and totally love the pictures you take, Joe!

Pamela said...

I think that is where I would like to visit, too. I'll call before I stop by. ha ha ha ha ha