Following Robin, Chip and Sooz on Hwy 159 to the Turtlehead Mountain trailhead. Rainbow Mountain in the background.
At the Sandstone Quarry parking lot. Our hike to Turtlehead Mountain starts from here.
Joe(me), Sooz, Chip and Robin at the start of the hike.
On the trail.
Nice looking tree and rocks.
The first section of this hike followed a wash, at this point we left the wash and started to gain some altitude.
View of Turtlehead on the right as we head for the gully we will used to climb up to the saddle.
Looking back at the wash.
Following Sooz, Robin and Chip up the gully.
Looking back at the Sandstone Bluffs across the valley.
Getting near the saddle.
We took a short break on the saddle before heading to the peak.
View of the Sandstone Bluffs from the saddle.
View of La Madre Mountain on the other side of the saddle
Hiking up to the peak.
On top of Turtlehaed Mountain.
Group shot on the peak. The masks were brought along by Robin to help celebrate Sooz's birthday.
Looking down on the colorful Sandstone Quarry, where we started the hike from.
Zoomed in on the red section.
Zoomed in on the parking lot.
Robin and Sooz hanging on the edge.
Chip checking the view.
Las Vegas is in that haze.
Starting the hike down.
Heading down to the saddle.
From the saddle, we took a different route down.
This route was steeper than the way we came up.
Looking up the gully.
Robin giving Sooz a spray from the Misty Mate. It was hot out and a spray in the face really felt great.
Off the steep section and on the trail.
Almost back in the wash.
Looking back at Turtlehead Mountain.
Nice looking rocks.
That tiny red spot is Sooz with Turtlehead Mountain in the background.
Robin in the wash up head.
The parking park is in sight, the hike is almost over.
Back at the parking lot.
Following Chip, Sooz and Robin on the Red Rock Scenic Drive.
Sooz's birthday cake back at camp.
Birthday girl blowing out the candles.
Opening one of her presents.
New sunglasses, one of the presents Sooz got. Tomorrow's hike will be Charleston Peak.