Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

After driving my RV north from Temecula to Bishop in April, I traveled to Washington State (see Skagit Valley Tulip Festival posted May 7); after returning via Reno, went south to Las Vegas for another adventure. Leaving Harvey the RV behind, I took Tracker to Las Vegas to meet some photography friends in order to hone my photography skills. During first day of scouting around for the upcoming workshop, we traveled to the Valley of Fire which is northeast of Las Vegas, off the 15 interstate. After traveling through desert (dry, dusty, flat, no trees, etc), I spied some mountain goats, and we quickly stopped to take photos. There were at least four somewhat near the road feasting among the wildflowers. They soon took off up the mountain.

They've spotted us with our cameras!
They’ve spotted us with our cameras!
Just before they took off, I think he's warning them.
Just before they took off, I think he’s warning them.

We traveled literally around the next bend, and into an enchanted valley. Every rock and mountain was red or orange depending on your eye. Now the name “Valley of Fire” made sense, plus it was REALLY hot.

The Bee Hive.
The Bee Hive.
Photographers at work.
Photographers at work.
Beautiful rock.
Beautiful rock.
Lizards here are the same color as the rocks.
Lizards here are the same color as the rocks.
Orange, lavender, pink, oh my!
Orange, lavender, pink, oh my!
Wildflowers in bloom.
Wildflowers in bloom.
Orange Mallow to match the rock.
Orange Mallow to match the rock.

The cabins pictured below were constructed when then park opened in the 30’s for use by visitors for overnight accommodations. I caught the bride and groom being photographed by their wedding photographer.

A wedding shot at the 'cabins'.
A wedding shot at the ‘cabins’.

2 Replies to “Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada”

  1. Beautiful shots — I can imagine that it was really hot!† The wedding shot was great timing for you.† I envy your journey.† Glo


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