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Old 12-02-2013, 04:02 PM
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Valley of Fire, NV

The missus and I took a little mini-vaca over the Thanksgiving holiday. About 50 miles north of Las Vegas. Valley of Fire is a Nevada state park, smallish and beautiful. Perfect for quick overnighters from So Cal, or day trips if you have time to kill in LV. Beautiful sandstone formations abound, plenty of easy hiking trails, and cool petroglyphs. There is a well equipped campground for RV and tent.

We did not camp in the park, instead we boondocked on BLM land about 3 miles outside of Logandale. The area is obviously an extension of the rock formation in the park, but is outside the park boundary so dispersed camping is encouraged. The area is very popular with the ATV crowd.

We found this spot slightly off and above the gravel road.




This was our backyard.




These neighbors were across the road to the left and to the right.




Interesting scenery in every direction.




All of that was around camp, outside the park.

Inside the park, much of the same, and more.




The park is very popular with film companies. This "ruin" wall was built for the 1960 film The Professionals, one of my favorites.






Boey and I grabbed a geocache nearby, and Carol shot this looking up from the sign.


More scenery.


Water for wildlife.




We roughed it for Thanksgiving dinner. Paper plates.


These cabins were built in the 30's by the CCC for park visitors.




Petroglyphs, along the trail to Mouses' Tank. No one really knows what they mean.
















Evidence of erosion in action.


Boey loves exploring the rocks as much as I.


More pics are in this album if you care to take a look.
https://picasaweb.google.com/1092398...yOfFire112013#
 
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That's another one of those places we've driven past many times but never stopped at. After seeing your pics I think we'll have to make time to do so when going through there again.
 
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Wow. Great pics. I agree with Steve, this needs to be on the bucket list.
Thx for sharing.
 
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Nice Bill, thx for sharing. GPS coordinates of your site?
 
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GPS coordinates of your site?
36 35.241'N,114 31.836'W

http://www.logandaletrails.com/
 
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Excellent pics. Hope to visit that place one day.

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Just saw this thread.
Been out there a few times and have had a wonderful visit each time.
Didn't camp but that's a great idea.
What really strikes me is the color of the cobalt blue sky against the rocks and the feeling that you could get lost in the little canyons even though it's a small park.
Thanks for the memories Bill.
 
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Nice photos Bill.

Another FTE Member (DOHC Marauder) showed me that park a number of years ago - beautiful place.
 
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Pretty dern cool there, Bill.
Real nice pics too.
 
 
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