Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Road Trip--Valley of Fire


Our NAMM adventure was actually an excuse for a road trip. First stop, the Valley of Fire just outside Vegas. This is a great little park and well worth the easy diversion off the freeway.
(as always, click on the pics for a larger image).

Here's some of the seven sisters... and some cool rocks...




Deer hang around the visitor's center, affording a great photo op for tourists (me)...


Hiking around the Mouse Tanks area, we took pics of each other... Rod is quite the photographer, and this trip was as much for his photo opportunities as NAMM. I'm sure we will see some great shots from him in the near future.



Here are some views from Rainbow Vista, then Fire Canyon...



And the domes... Silica Dome and White Domes...



Finally, one more rock... you can get great deals midweek, and the rock artifacts spread around the joint are endlessly fascinating...


I also took Rod down the the Double Down Saloon to watch the midget porn, but that's another story... "Shut Up and Drink", indeed...

1 comment:

Dave Doepner said...

Valley of Fire is great. The next time you are there look off to the east across the Virgin River arm of Lake Mead. You will see more of the same kind of red rock outcrops over there. However in that area (Gold Buttes/Whitney Tanks) you can find an abundance of Native American rock art. Very cool indeed.