Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Gypsum Wash

Yesterday Mike, Jasper and I went on a fun little Jeep outing to Gypsum Wash in the Lake Mead Rec. Area.

Our favorite family activities include being outside exploring nature and having fun doing nothing in particular.

Right now the water is 20 feet lower than usual, so the shoreline is covered in white seashells.  I have a thing for seashells, so that made me very happy.

gypsum Wash place for a picnic dinner.  Up on the ridge the colorful sunset is on one side and the lake is on the other.  The water was a pink-bronze color from the reflection of the sunset and it was breathtakingly beautiful.

I was excited to spot some small red flowers that I'd never seen on any of our outings before.  I'm not sure what they're called.

We also found this large metal object that I'm guessing is an old buoy.  Jasper was quite fascinated by it and kept wanting to check it out.

Jasper brought his camera and had fun snapping photos along the trail.

The only damper to the outing was that we stayed a bit too long, and were chased back to the Jeep by a large pack of wild coyotes.  Yikes!

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