tires, front and rear lockers, Sway Bar disconnect, on-board air
compressor, full under armor and rock rails. We carried 5 gal of
additional gas and a high lift jack. Yes, it had AC!
Joshua trees are found in many locations through out Southern Nevada.
Bristlecone pines grow in isolated groves just below the tree line,
between 5,600 and 11,200 ft elevation .Because of cold temperatures,
dry soils, high winds, and short growing seasons, the trees grow very
slowly. Even the tree’s needles, which grow in bunches of five, can
remain on the tree for forty years, which gives the tree’s terminal
branches the unique appearance of a long bottle brush.
The wood is very dense and resinous, and thus resistant to invasion by insects, fungi,
and other potential pests. The tree’s longevity is due in part to the wood’s extreme durability.
This specimen was photographed in the Great Basin National Park in Nevada where cutting or
gathering wood is prohibited
We found it at least 30 miles off any main road and on a road that
could only be navigated by a 4X4. Have no idea how it got there.
around for exploring. Private property? No, 67% of
Nevada is publicly owned by the US Government.
This bottle house is well known and is maintained to preserve
its character. Legend has it that there was another such
house built but with the bottle necks facing out. The owner
supposedly went crazy from listing to the wind whistle over
the exposed necks.. Blow across a bottle neck and you will
see what I mean.
great places to explore.
The official Government position is not to enter any mine. Most are located on US Government property so officially mine exploring is a no no BUT when did that ever stop anyone? You need to evaluate the mine by looking for large rock falls or evidence that the ceiling has collapsed in places. If you find that, stay out. But if the ceiling is okay and there is no evidence of any large rock falls inside, you are probably relatively safe in sticking your nose in.
and the other shows evidence of a major collapse.
around that you don’t step on a piece of wood
and have it collapse under you into a 50-100 ft deep pit. It that
happens Early in the morning it will ruin your whole day!
Is this one okay to enter? Yes, probably as the fall is from the
surface of the hill above it. The mine shaft itself looks sturdy.
but by producing charcoal on a large scale
Hum, we have a snake skin from a rather large snake.
That means its previous owned must be somewhere in the neighborhood
Their venom is comprised of both hemo and neurotoxin.Mohave Green rattlesnake has venom that is considered to be the most debilitating and potentially deadly of all North American snakes, even the coral. It is 10 times more toxic that the usual rattlesnake venom. Most snakes are retiring, not the Mojave Green. He can be aggressive and unpredictable.