Everyone needs to get away from time to time, especially if you live in the Mojave Desert in August. The temperatures consistently tops 110 degrees. The nearest escape in Mount Charleston, which is only about 20 minutes from Las Vegas' city limits. When we left our home it was 109 degrees, and when we arrived in Mount Charleston for our hike, it was 65 degrees. We opted for a late evening hike to Mary Jane Falls and a quick run through its very refreshing waters.
Les Grossman is a longtime concert promoter and entertainment executive who has worked with acts like The Who and Led Zepplin. He is such an interesting guy that he is portrayed by Tom Cruise in the movie Tropic Thunder. He lives on the edge of Vegas, so I decided to meet him at his home for the photo. I took a bunch of photos, but liked these the best because of a the great light you get at night in Las Vegas when the city's lights bounce off the clouds.