Nevada Desert Blues: Majuba Mountains

Nevada High Desert, Majuba Mountains, Cross

My husband and I were exploring in the Majuba Mountains of the Nevada high desert when he spotted a cross on a distant peak.  I longed to have a closer look so we chugged up the mountain, searching for a corresponding road.  We picked and chose our route but nevertheless made two wrong turns before backtracking and regaining our direction.  Eventually one road ended within walking distance of the cross.  As I emerged from the Land Rover the wind attacked my ears so I reached for my arctic hat, the one I wear when the weather would otherwise drive me inside.

Before we hiked to the cross, we poked around and found a few abandoned mines.  One of the shafts seemed interminable.  My husband tossed a rock into it and we heard it bounce again and again….and again……..and again…………………………………and again………

We walked to the back of the shale-covered hill and began to climb.  I sought footholds in weedy shoots with withered tendrils tucked among the shards.

When we arrived at the cross, the wind tried to heave us from the peak; we dug in.

And wondered at this enormous structure–perhaps a memorial for a fallen miner?

We stayed for a long time, grateful to be in the shelter of our Lord.

25 thoughts on “Nevada Desert Blues: Majuba Mountains

    • I was thinking of you just this morning. I so admire your dedication to photography and the way that you have blossomed in the art this year. Thank you for your friendship and many blessings for your Christmas. I look forward to seeing what the coming year brings for you.

  1. Beautiful photo! Great adventure! Dear Vivian, wish you a Merry Christmas and may all the blessings come upon your warm heart! Wish you the best! MERRY CHRISTMAS! 🙂 Hugs from Romania 🙂

      • Dear Vivian, thank you too for your kind words. For me too is a great pleasure to know you and I am happy to be your friend, thank you for your friendship and wish you a beautiful time for Christmas and a Happy New Year! 🙂 Love and hugs from your romanian friend, Cristina 🙂

    • Hi Kimberly, It’s so nice to see you. Thank you for dropping by and leaving me a note!! My husband and I fell in love with this spot. Our schedule/lifestyle has changed somewhat this year and we have not yet made it to the Nevada desert but we are hoping to get there this summer and to return to this cross. I miss the desert a lot. It is difficult to feel that I am suited for any other life but God will guide me. Ever fondly, Vivian

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