These images are from a climb of El Bastardo, Burnt Peak, El Padre & La Madre Mountain in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area on May 17th, 2017. After summiting La Madre I traversed around the north side of that mountain hoping to reach East La Madre Peak and climb it but I ultimately did not have enough time to reach that summit. I started the day at the Willow Springs Picnic Area and finished somewhere on the edge of Summerlin at dusk. The effort took about twelve and a half hours.
Looking across Red Rock Canyon from high on the southwest ridge of El Bastardo
Burnt Peak, El Padre & La Madre Mountain from the summit of El Bastardo
Looking down on the sandstone peaks of Red Rock from the summit of El Padre
The spectacular south face of La Madre Mountain
Red Rock & El Padre from the summit of La Madre Mountain
East La Madre Peak
The La Madre Mountain Wilderness
The last few hours of my day were tough, but it was worth it because I got to see this beautiful band of Bighorn Sheep.
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