Juniper Peak (6,109 feet) in Red Rock, Nevada

Via Juniper Canyon

6 miles round trip; over 2000 feet of elevation gain.

April 8 , 2007


01Cliffrose along Scenic Loop

02Cliffrose blooms

03Juniper Peak

04Near the creek

05Pine Creek

06Juniper Canyon

07Among Juniper Trees

08Magic Mtn and Rose Tower

09Side-blotched female lizard

10On route to Juniper Canyon

11Rainbow Wall towers above

12Juniper Canyon in view

13On route into the canyon

14Another Side-blotched lizard

15Western Fence lizard

16Looking up canyon

17In Juniper Canyon

18Rock Squirrel

19Rock Squirrel

20Our companion still around

21Posing

22On route to the peak

23Claret Cup Cactus

24Claret Cup blooms

25Claret Cup blooms

26The way up

27Hiking up

28Looking up Brownstone Wall

29Peak above

30The way up

31On route to the top

32On route to the top

33The way up

34Looking into Pine Creek

35Wall with Lichen

36On route to the top

37Summit vistas

38On the summit

39On the summit

40View of Rainbow Wall

41Summit vistas

42Two lizards on top

43Western Fence lizard on top

44Western Fence lizard

45Resting in shade

46Looking into Juniper Canyon

47Gunsight Notch Peak

48Ponderosas on the summit

49Hawk checking us out

50View of Bridge Mountain

51Summit vistas

52Side-blotched male

53Baby Western Fence

54Bighorns on route to summit

55Bighorn heading up

56Ram and Ewe heading up

57Young Ewe

57Young Ram

58Close-up of the Ram

59Ewe

60Lunch break on the cliffs

61Look back at the peak

62Juniper Peak in the back

63Brownstone Wall and Juniper Peak

64Natural Arch

65On the way down

66Descending

67Back in Juniper Canyon

68Back by Pine Creek

69Chilling

70Chilling

71Frogland

72One of tens of frogs in creek

73Damselflies laying eggs

74Another Pacific Tree Frog

75Mojave Yucca in bloom

76Mojave Yucca in bloom

77Mojave Yucca bloom

78Spring blooms