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Devil’s Hole

Continuing from my previous post featuring pictures of Ash Meadows and the prehistoric fish in the desert, this gallery shows pics I took at Devil’s Hole. Per Wikipedia, “Devils Hole is a geologic formation located within the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, in Nye County, Nevada, in the Southwestern United States. Devils Hole—a detached unit of Death Valley National Park—is […]

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Ash Meadow

There are tiny, prehistoric fish in the hot, dry desert. How is that possible? Nature never ceases to amaze! While visiting my friends in Pahrump, Nevada, they took me to Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Just look at the color of that water! It’s a spectacular, gorgeous turquoise blue… crystal clear, and with tiny, blue […]

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Coyote and French Fries

While traveling the lonely back roads of Southern California’s desert on my recent visit to Pahrump, Nevada, I noticed something crossing way up ahead. As I approached, I realized it was a coyote… looking rather scrawny. Having the remainder of a packet of french fries I’d bought in Baker, and feeling rather full, I decided […]

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Highway Into the Dunes

For a quick Foto Fix, please enjoy this picture I took while driving on Hwy 127 from Baker, California toward Pahrump, Nevada. It’s a wonderfully lonely drive… much different than the oftentimes bumper-to-bumper traffic I’d been experiencing on Hwy 15 toward Las Vegas. Truly a breath of fresh air. ~SueBee

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Is it a Mirage?

I spent the weekend in Pahrump, Nevada, visiting my friends, Aranka and George. Aranka and I have known each other since the early 1970’s. It’s been nice catching up since she and George moved from Northern California to Pahrump, much closer to my home. It’s “only” about 250 miles. While exploring the desert area between […]

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Abandoned in Rhyolite

The inside of an old building that had long since been abandoned in Rhyolite, a ghost town in Death Valley National Park. My friends, Aranka and George, toured me through there last year when I visited. It’s a fascinating place. ~SueBee

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Cathedral Canyon

(17 photos) While visiting friends, Aranka and George, in Pahrump, Nevada earlier this year, they toured me to some fascinating places. With Pahrump, being situated between Death Valley, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada, some might think there’s nothing to see. Wrong! The area is dotted with interesting, unusual sights, one of which I’m featuring in […]

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Somewhere on Route 127

It’s been extremely hot in Southern California, up until yesterday, when the weather broke, and we had a 15 minute downpour of rain. The massive fires raging on the mountains above Burbank, Sunland and Tujunga (near Los Angeles) seem to have been brought partially under control. The firefighters say the rain helped a bit, but […]

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Cake!

(9 yummy photos) How about a slice of cake to start your day?!  These are photos I took while visiting the Orange County Fair recently. If the goodies taste as good as they look, they’re all winners in my book. ~SueBee

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Scaling Red Rock

(8 photos) Rock climbing Red Rock is very popular. I found it fascinating to watch, thanks to my zoom lens, as my friends gave me a tour of the area recently. It’s a sport requiring skill, endurance, patience, determination, and I would imagine finger strength (?!). ~SueBee

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Ash Meadows

(16 photos) During my recent visit to Nevada, my friends toured us through Death Valley, on to the ghost town of Rhyolite, the town of Beatty, and then to Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge was absolutely fascinating. Crystal clear, turquoise water in the middle of the desert, with wee, tiny fish that flourish […]

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Breaking Through the Clouds

Today’s Foto Fix features a shot taken as sunlight slipped through a crack in the cloud cover and highlighted a slice of Red Rock Canyon. ~SueBee

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Spectacular Red Rock Canyon

During my visit to Pahrump, Nevada, last week, my friends toured me through the Red Rock Canyon area. To say it’s spectacularly beautiful is an understatement. I hope to return one day for some hiking as I’m sure the views from the top must be even more incredible. ~SueBee

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Street Signs You Don’t See Everyday

A few unusual street signs I spotted while my friends were touring me through the Red Rock Canyon area in Nevada! ~SueBee

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Zabriskie Point, Death Valley

(11 Photos) After leaving the Opera House, we headed into Death Valley, stopping for the view at Zabriskie Point. Wow, is an understatement… see for yourself via this gallery of pics! ~SueBee

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Opera in Death Valley

(14 photos) My friends, Aranka and her husband George, whom I visited in Pahrump, Nevada, earlier this week took me on a fabulous tour of the local area. On Tuesday, our destination was Death Valley. Driving through some pretty unforgiving land, there suddenly stood the Amargosa Opera House! I linked to their website for those […]

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Road Trip

After returning home from Kat’s wedding in Julian (a couple hours south from home), I collapsed into bed, and then got up to hit the road again. My destination would be a town called Pahrump in the Nevada desert, about an hour northwest of Las Vegas, new home of a long-time friend. I headed out […]

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Desert Palms

A visit to Palm Springs this past Saturday meant a bit of hiking at Andreas Canyon, on the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation. The day offered perfect weather, clear blue sky, snow-capped mountains surrounding the area. The creek running through the canyon was rushing, full with water from our recent bout of storms. All in all, […]

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Tires in the Desert

Today’s Foto Fix was taken on Highway 111, just off the 10, on the way to Palm Springs, California. The tires, part of a racing area for kids, are being swallowed by shifting sand. ~SueBee

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Morning Ride

Howdy Pardner! How about you’re a cowboy/girl this morning, taking a trail ride to Andreas Canyon in the Palm Springs area? Sounds like a great idea to me. I took this picture a year ago, during a little get-away vacation. I did a lot of hiking and exploring, and had a fabulous time. ~SueBee

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