Thursday, April 10, 2014

Let's Go to the Valley of FIRE

We left Owl Canyon on Wednesday and headed north on pass Las Vegas and to the Valley of Fire State Park. We were going to go there last year but it was so hot we decided to go to the cooler Grand Canyon. It is a first come first serve park and we were lucky to get one of the last sites. Busy even in the middle of the week. It is a gorgeous park where we are surrounded by red rocks. Below are some of the pictures taken just in the Arch Campground where we are staying.

 Valley of Fire State Park is the oldest park in Nevada and a National Natural Landmark. It's name comes from the red sandstone formations as you can see from the pictures above and below. The State Park covers 42,000 acres and is right next to the Lake Mead Recreation Area. Prehistoric people here included the Anasazi. There are many petroglyphs to view on some short hikes. There are many great hikes available as well as well as interesting rock formations you can see just by driving through the area. .. Woof woof :)

The aptly named beehives are an example of the interesting designs made only by Nature. There are arches and other formations such as Elephant Rock and Seven Sisters. You can just drive down the road and take pictures in every direction.

And then we took a little walk around the campground area in the late afternoon with some nice lighting.

There will be one more post on Valley of the Fire and a great little hike to the Fire Wave. Wait until you see some of those pictures.

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