Finding Rainbows in the Desert

Sometimes there are two rainbows!

Double Rainbow Over Rainbow Mountain

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The weather forecast for the weekend was scattered thunderstorms and showers off and on the whole time. Wanting to try and capture some of that weather I asked my son if he wanted to go watch the sun rise in Red Rock on a Saturday morning. He said, “Sure”!

We ventured out in a steady rain at about 5:15 from my house and this location is about a 20 minute drive. We parked the car and headed out in the rain!

It was cold and wet.

As the sky started to brighten we could see a few breaks in the clouds and fortunately the rain stopped after about 15 minutes. We did find one break in the clouds that was enough to show us a glimpse of color. The real show happened as the sun started to get warmer. The clouds started to lift, which led to an amazing light show!

Here’s an image of the morning light hitting the mountains.

Clouds over Rainbow Mountain

Here’s another panoramic image of the wispy clouds over the Spring Mountains:

Cloudy Rainbow Mountain

We were excited by this display and just as we were getting ready to head for home a rain shower appeared and provided an amazing rainbow you see in the first image of this post!

I was able to grab this iPhone Pano of the full rainbow here:

Red Rock Rainbow

More images from Red Rock can be found in the Red Rock Gallery