Our second day in the Valley of Fire started at sunrise. I had read about a place in the park called pink canyon. The photos looked pretty cool, so we decided to head there first thing. The problem we had though, was there wasn’t much sunlight in the little slot canyon, so photography was difficult. But oh my….what a beautiful little place this was. Pink canyon is totally the right name.
We drove from Lake Mead to Utah on Wednesday, but before we did that we spent a couple of days exploring Valley of Fire state park in Nevada.
This place is a photographers paradise, and now that I have a new camera, Al inherited my old one and he’s not bored waiting for me anymore. Which is great for both of us. We saw and photographed different things each day, taking a bazillion photos. So, I will break everything up into several posts. These images are from Sunday evening. Late afternoon, early evening is the very best time to be in the Valley of Fire. The light on the red rocks is simply amazing. We parked, and just started walking all around the rock formations.
There are several formations that look like waves. They just may be my favorite.
When we are going between Arizona, and Utah we will sometimes stay in the Lake Mead National Recreation area. Boondocking at Lake Mead, is not something we have done very much of however, until this year.
There are several different places to boondock near Lake Mead, and we have checked out a few of them. On Monday, we left the Las Vegas Bay CG were we had spent the night, and headed for Government wash. We hear about this spot a lot, and thought it sounded like a good place to spend a few days. It’s not far from Las Vegas Bay, and the road going in is paved. But when we got to the area were camping is allowed, we found it way more crowded than we like. We could see a few RV’s on the other side of the wash-water inlet, and decided to go there instead. Google maps is an essential part of any boondockers resources, and we could see there was indeed a road going to that area. It was a bumpy, washboard road, but we ended up in a spot like this.
This is looking at government wash from the side we were on. See all the RV’s scattered around?