I went up to Lee Canyon, near Mt. Charleston, last week to do some bike riding. I didn’t go far, so I didn’t take many pictures, but here are a couple of views.
First, two shots near the end of the road, by the ski resort; the sun had just risen over another peak, and was shining between a couple of huge pines.
Also, on the way down the mountain, I saw a couple of burros on the side of the road. It’s hard to tell here, but the one on the right is far larger–a parent. It’s possible that one or the other was on its way to deliver mail to Boys’ Life magazine. The big plants in the middle ground are yucca plants,which are everywhere in this part of the country. Joshua trees are a kind of yucca.
A couple of big falcons flew around my area, but they were far too fast for me to get a picture, and I couldn’t identify the exact species. I also say a cute little kit fox, but he ran off before I could get a picture, even though I pulled over and tried to find him. A pretty good day for spotting desert wildlife.