Yesterday morning we drove out to Red Rock Canyon, but instead of heading directly to the scenic drive there, we stopped at the state park, Spring mountain Ranch. There is a $9.00 fee for non-Nevada residents, so I slipped our money into the envelope, tore off my part of the receipt, and off we went. Neither one of us had ever been there fore. What a treat!
We went to the end of the road, at the ranch, parked, and hiked up the 1/4 mile trail. Along the way, there is a pond with ducks and then you angle down into the ranch. It felt SO GOOD to get out and hike again! There are steps going up to the top of a little mesa (we did have to stop and get our breath!), but once on top, the walking was easy. And, the views were fantastic! Clouds were gathering overhead and off in the distance we could see rain, and it did get dark at several spots. It was also 50 degrees and WINDY! I kept my sweatshirt on all day.
Here are some photos I took from the Spring Mountain state park: