Valley of Fire

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On our final day out west, we opened up Google maps and decided on Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada as a final stop.  Because what better way to decide on a destination that randomly choosing it from Google maps? We all know they’re never wrong…

The approach to the park was less than desirable… we drove through run down villages and passed many Churches of Latter-Day Saints.  And saw very few signs of life milling about.  It looked like the $10 entrance fee was not going to be worth it, but the park turned out to be rather interesting.  The contrast of the different rock was amazing.

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Right before a Ranger hit his siren and scolded me to “get down from there!”

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The first part of the park was bright red/orange rock that looked as like enormous bee hives.  The second half morphed into a wide range of colors swirled through the rocky terrain.

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While trying to drive towards the exit of the park, we were all wondering what a traffic hold up was.  Turns out, a bit of wildlife had decided to wander into the road, and had no qualms bringing the line of vehicles to a stand still.

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Alas, all good things must come to an end.  At least that’s what I’m told.  We departed the part enroute to Las Vegas for one final meal, before dropping off the rented Jeep.

 


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