Bridge Mountain (6,940 feet) in Red Rock Canyon, Nevada

Up and down via the North Fork of Pine Creek.

8 miles round trip; over 3000 feet elevation gain.

April 24, 2007

01View from Scenic Loop

02Bridge Mtn and Point view

03View of our goal from road

04Starting on Pine Creek Trail

05Creosote Bush in bloom

06Desert Almond

07Desert Almond leaves

08North fork of Pine Creek

09On route into Fern Canyon

10Large Ponderosas

11The spring

12Greens by the spring

13Fern growing out of rock

14In Fern Canyon

15On route up canyon

16Looking back

17Looking back

18Hanging gardens


20In Fern Canyon

21In Fern Canyon

22Fern Canyon

23Fern leaf


25By a natural pool

26Hanging gardens

27Hanging gardens

28On route up canyon

29On route up canyon

30Approaching the falls

31Falls are almost dry

32Looking into side canyon

33North Fork continues

34Side-Blotched lizard

35Looking ahead on route

36Looking up canyon

37Bridge Mountain above

38On route up canyon

39On route up canyon

40Bighorn Sheep Ewe

41She sees us

42Another Ewe

43This one is hungry

44Looking for more Bighorns

45View of Paiute Wall

46Looking up canyon

47On route up canyon

48On route up dry fall

49 We leave the canyon here

50On route to Bridge

51Cactus-Agave duo

52Agave with a view

53Looking into Agave

54Route continues around the corner

55Looking ahead on route

56Summit comes to view

57Fern Canyon is now far below

58Close-up of Fern Canyon

59On route to Bridge

60Cactus with a view