August 26, 2013
I've been wanting to go to Red Rock since I've moved to Vegas since so many people say how awesome it is. My coworker has gone there several times so we decided to go Monday morning at 8am.
She brought her dog, Benjamin.
He kept trying to lick me.
Then he was so excited during the car ride that he kept trying to go on the floor and back up, but he got stuck.
Once we climbed up here, the choices were to climb back down (the way we just came) . . .
OR keep going and go down the other side and around and do a loop which is the decision we made.
We were climbing and I saw a lizard and FREAKED OUT yelling, "OH! There's a lizard! Cover all areas. Please Jesus, I love exploring your nature and what you made but not all of it."
I was hesitant to go further as I saw swamps of water because I was afraid an alligator would pop out.
Somehow we missed the loop once we climbed over all of the rocks so we took a longer route and Sara says, "Something didn't went the right way." I look at her and repeat, "Didn't went the right way? How about we probably didn't went the right way." We had a laugh.
Random car in the middle of the desert.
I took a tumble. A little ways prior to this picture, I stepped on what I thought was a large "stable" rock but it was, in fact, unstable and my feet went to the left of the rock which then made the rock go to the left so my feet flew out from underneath me and I landed on my right palm and knee. What's funny is that my left knee has a few scratches on it from the hike and that looks worse than the knee I landed on when I fell.
The scratches from the bushes/trees.
When I got home, I discovered that I did not have band aids SO I had to make do with what I had which was gauze and tape.
I can't wait to go on more hikes. This hike lasted 3 hours and it was such a beautiful day to go. It was overcast and began to drizzle about 30 minutes before we got back to the parking lot. It was the perfect day to go.