Today, we decided to take a look around Mount Potosi in search of fall colors. They are still doing construction on Hwy 160, so it was a cone zone from Blue Diamond Road to the Mt Potosi turn off. It was early so traffic was light.
I don’t remember ever going up to Mt Potosi before. I’m sure my kids went up there eons ago because the Boy Scout Camp is there.
There weren’t many places to pull off to take pictures. Lots of private property with no trespassing signs. Once we got into the Spring Mountain Range, there were a few places to pull over and park and decided to take a few photos.
One thing I noticed is that most of the trees, especially the Junipers, were smaller on the north side of the trees. I’m sure it has to do with the weather, but it isn’t the wind because the trunks are straight.
The section that we were in was very well tended. There were very few dead trees and piles of cut limbs on the side of the road. Where we stopped, all of the tree stumps were cut right to the ground. Every stump we saw was cut that way. Goes to show how much I don’t know about forest management.
It wouldn’t be Southern Nevada if we didn’t see some kind of cactus. There were several very healthy varieties but mostly Yucca.
Since we were in search of Fall colors, we have to take what we get…. Pretty sad.
The high desert is beautiful, even if we didn’t find the fall colors we were looking for 🙂