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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Scenic Sunday / Valley of Fire, Nevada, USA

This is the beginning of our visit into the Valley of Fire in the state of Nevada, USA.
There is much to see by car or by use of the hiking trails.
Most of our sight seeing was done by car on this trip.
We plan to schedule another to include some serious hiking in this fabulous red sand.
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One of the stops is "Mouse's Tank," and this is "Rainbow Vista."
 
I walked a short way on this trail to get a glimpse of what was around the giant rocks by the parking lot.
What a magnificent scene I found!
I'm definitely interested in spending more time here.

This was my first view beyond the parking lot.
It was about 3:30 in the afternoon.
The shadows were getting more and more dramatic.
 
  
  
  

The recent rains left their mark in the red sand.

 
And...I left my shadow behind!
 
We then moved on through the valley towards the White Domes.
They are not white, just not AS red!

 

The White Domes are visible now.
 
  
Another trail we are very interested in hiking. 
Many old movies were filmed back where this trail leads.

 
I see a tropical fish and a horse's head in this rock...do you?

 

20 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

What an incredible landscape.

Spiderdama said...

Wow! This is really beautiful. Most be a great place and maybe nice to do some climbing and bouldering.
Love the red rocks and sand, just wonderful shot:-)

JOE TODD said...

Wow what a neat place. Looks like a great spot to do some wandering and your photos are spectacular. Nice lead in to this post with you SkyWatch post.Have a great weekend

Emm said...

Wowsers! What an awesoem post and it must have been an incredible experience! I love these photos and I have always wanted to go to an American desert. We went to the desert in Dubai but I want to see all of the cacti and so on that you guys get over there.

Dimple said...

Stark, but beautiful. The desert has many charms.
Thanks for the visit!

Martha Z said...

One of the joys of blogging is finding new places to explore. I've never been to the Valley of Fire and your photos are exceptional. I'd love to explore here one day.

Carletta said...

150 million years of time - awesome!
These are beautiful images Carolyn!!
I've just added these scenes to my bucket list. :)
I did see the fish and the horse!

a dreamer said...

wow. amazing view. would love to capture the views myself. just so awesome.

Rinkly Rimes said...

That amazing colour is exactly the same as the deserts f Central Australia. But what amazing scenery. I wouldn't like to get lost there, though!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Awesome landscape. I love it!

Wildhearts said...

Beatiful landscape, beatiful photos! I love it!

eileeninmd said...

It is an awesome place, love all the rock formations and colors. Wonderful photos!

Maria Berg said...

I have been around the parks in Utha when i did my ture around the world 1993 (I think it was).
It is so diffrent from everything els around the world and I really like it.

The sk celling in the hotel lovely and the boat (special kind of boat, you show) I want to go travell ing one day.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and I do hope you have a wounderful week ahead.

Ps. Send me a tornado... but only the one in water. Fun and nice post. MB

Ann said...

If it rained hard, would the brown landscape turn to green?

Your photos are great. So brown and dry.

Gaelyn said...

This Valley of Fire is spectacular, and not too far from the North Rim. I'm definately putting it on my "to see" list for this summer. I do see a tropical fish. Really nice captures.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Looks like a wonderful place - the stars always shine brighter in the desert don't they?
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Tes said...

Beautiful colors! Amazing capture! :)

My Hand-Made Crystals said...

lovely photos, I enjoyed seeing all

The Horizon said...

Wish to visit these places, so lovely...

KMOYMAMA said...

I think that you captured the awesome landscapes of Walley of Fire very clearly. Your shots reminded me of visiting several national parks in Arizona and Utah six years ago.