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Published: June 30th 2005
My soul can find no staircase to heaven unless it be through earth’s loveliness. Michelanglo
Valley of Fire Valley of Fire
You need to go see these pictures. There are a few better than ours
If you live by or go to RV Parks they often have a library of books and a lot to good travel information. It is a good place to stop and ask what there is to do in an area. So go to their web sites when looking for info.
Sunday, May 29. Red Rock Canyon is our destination today. Glenn Oster will join us as we drive north for 60 miles or so to do some exploring. Glenn is a dear friend and we are delighted to do this little side-trip before returning home. Glenn is my hiking/biking buddy back in W. PA, (he actually bikes circles around me). He has taught me a great deal about the outdoors. When I am 80 I hope to be just half as active as he.
Red Rock Canyon is a magnificent place. Many of the walls contain pictographs. No one knows for sure the meaning, but it is fun guessing. Even those Indians had too much time on their hands! This place is what Bob calls “eye candy.” Everywhere you looked there was just beautiful sandstone; it
looked literally like a fire coming out of the earth. The stones were red and the earth around it was typical desert quite a contrast.
We did little mini-hikes, as we examined the red rock in contrast with the white limestone and the blue sky. Quite lovely. Our first stop was to scramble up a hillside to a natural arch. Most of the trails are all actually sand, like a beach, so the footing is awkward as we try to climb.
Again the GPS we have in the car was very helpful in getting us back to Las Vegas.
Tonight is an organization evening, after a brief swim it is on to the laundry room to wash away red sand from our river clothing. I could almost hear the laundry say “thank you”.
PICTURES There are too many so you need to go to the Valley of the Fire
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