Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Valley of Fire

We took a day to drive just northeast of Vegas to Nevada's Valley of Fire State Park. It is located in the Mojave Desert. The rocks appear to be on fire.

This is Arch Rock. Here is where a native American Fugitive, Mouse, hid away in the 1890's. Mouse's Tank is a natural basin in the rock where water collects after rainfalls, sometimes remaining for months.

While walking we passed a number of prehistoric Indian petroglyphs.

The 1966 movie The Professionals was filmed here at the White Domes.

Truly an amazing place.


Angie said...

Awesome pictures! Looks like a really cool place.

La Dolce Vita with LeAnn said...

Wow...your picture capture the beauty of this awesome place. Looks like a great place to visit.

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TOCCO said...

I feel like I have been on vacation!

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