Me with camera

Waterfall on the Virgin River, Zion National Park

Almost half way into the Narrows hike, the Virgin River takes a vertical plunge. Luckily, there is a trail around the falls or this would have been one tretcherous descent without technical equipment. A mile or so downstream, the Virgin River will meet up with Deep Creek, trippling the flow and substantially decreasing the water's temperature for the second half of the trip.
Me with camera

Spring in the Desert, Las Vegas, NV

Juniper trees in bloom carpet the desert floor in a yellow-green glow and give the air a most sweet aroma. In the Spring, the desert comes alive bringing beauty to even the driest and most desolate of places.

June 2008. Outside of Las Vegas, NV.