These images were captured in Grapevine Canyon. Grapevine Canyon is in the Newberry Mountains, above Lake Mohave, in Nevada. There are hundreds, maybe thousands, of petroglyphs in the canyon that date back many hundreds of years. There are several springs located in the canyon and some will be flowing on one visit and others on another visit. The availability of water in the canyon means that you can quite often see various wildlife when visiting the canyon. These images were captured during a hike with my friends EJ and Mark on October 17th 2007, a beautiful fall day.
This is a rugged canyon in the Black Mountains and a four wheel drive vehicle is necessary to get into it. It's extremely rocky, but very pretty and has a year 'round creek running through it. It's very serene and and a place I like to go to unwind and recharge every so often. These images are from January 3rd 2008, a cool and overcast Thursday. I hope you enjoy them.
Hemminway Park is a city park in the small town of Boulder City, Nevada. The park is on the edge of town and it sits at the base of some rugged, rocky desert mountains. From time to time, herds of Desert Bighorn Sheep come down out of the mountains and graze in the park. On this particular day, there were over fifty wild Desert Bighorns in the park and I had a wonderful time photographing them.
I was one of a small group of people who were selected to participate in a Bighorn Sheep workshop which was put on by the Arizona Game and Fish Department on August 5th & 6th, 2011. The 5th was a couple of hours in a class-room where we learned some interesting things about Bighorn Sheep. On the 6th, I drove to Willow Beach, Az on the Colorado River about thirteen miles south of Hoover Dam. Game & Fish had boats waiting and we boarded and headed north. It took a little over three hours to go up to the dam and back down to Willow Beach. Because of the scarcity of water in these parts and because it gets so hot here, in the summer, the Bighorn Sheep come down to the river.