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The purple sunsets are the best ones.  It's no wonder that everyone from Roman Senators to devotees of the Eratonian muse from Lesbos want to align themselves with the color.

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This is Rain Tree.  For over 3,000 years it has grown right here.  On days like these, I sometimes wish we elected trees and cut down something else.

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What is a river made up of, but individual drops of water?  What is humanity made up of but individual people?  How than can anyone say they must harm a few to help the remainder?

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If you approach nature as a student, slowly and respectfully listening, there is nothing you cannot learn.

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Let the desert draw you in, one slow prickly inch at a time.  Once you get to the end, you will be able to see it's beauty everywhere.

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The paw of an eroded great shpinx?  Perhaps carved by ancient aliens...? The truth is out there...πŸ˜œπŸ˜‹ #wandering #divine_deserts #sandstone #redrock #homemeansnevada #vegaslocal #nevada #western_explorers #explorerclub #lasvegasphotographer #eye_for_earth
Driving in the desert is usually a bit dull...but not when the monsoons come.

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When everything you read, hear or see is either a lie, a political tempest in a tea pot, or a flat out joke you might need to turn off the news and head out here.  Nature has seemingly endless reserves of sanity to share... #divine_deserts #discoverearth #wanderlust #lifeisoutside #hiking #homemeansnevada #lasvegasphotographer #western_explorers #redrock
Are the photons bouncing off the running water moving faster than the photons bouncing off the slow moving water?πŸ€” #natureisawesome #zionnationalpark #western_explorers #hike #wandering #exploremore #lasvegasphotographer
To capture the experience that is The Narrows is to capture deep shadows, radient light, rushing air and deep stillness, passive destruction and restless creativity all at once.  I'm not sure that's possible, but here is my humble attempt.

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I've been exploring these sandstone walls for over 5 years, and although I have had a few hikes that ended at the same place, I've never had 2 hikes that were even close to the same.  For a small area it contains almost infinite variety.

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A cactus without spikes would still be a cactus...so would spikes without a cactus still be a cactus?  Not sure what else to call this thing...πŸ€” #redrock #cactus #western_explorers #explorerclub #explorenevada #homemeansnevada #lifeisoutside #wanderlust #eye_for_earth #divine_deserts #lasvegasphotographer
Explore every inch,
Leave no trace,
Respect nature,
Love life
Can't think of any other rules that are really necessary...did I forget any?

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A little Zen meditation spot hidden in the cracks and crevices of Red Rock.  While not a believer in mysticism myself, I do think that if you are of that persuasion, and you are looking to practice some omphloskepticism, you will not find a better spot.

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Inside look at the formidable defenses of a small barrel cactus.  The cactus died long ago, but the spikes remain...looking a bit like a trancept ceiling of a gothic cathedral...proving, I think, that art does indeed imitate nature.

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We never know how long we have, the future is always just out of reach...so make every moment count.

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🏰 Room with a View
🏰 Room with a View
First rays of sunlight to hit the canyon wall.  Zion is always a magical place.

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If you find yourself feeling angry, scared, and worried all at once, you might be suffering from a debilitating condition known as digitalius burnexitus.  The only known cure is to go out and explore nature.

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Climbing
Twisting
Stretching
Pulling
I sought the dry scratched summit
Bathed in late summer September light.

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