Valley of Fire State Park
Lake Mead, and Valley of Fire State Park, NV are about the halfway point for us when leaving Arizona, and going to Utah. We like to boondock around Lake Mead, and this time of year there are baby desert bighorn sheep in Valley of Fire. Last week we got to the area, and where lucky early one morning when it rained on is in the park. We had gone early to try and find the bighorn sheep, and while we were out hiking it began raining. We ducked under a natural rock formation and waited it out. We’ve been to Valley of Fire several times, but never in the rain, so I was excited to see the transformation in the land when it was wet.
It’s such an incredible landscape anyway, I never get tired of visiting. And every time we go I see something new.
It was nice to have some cloudy skies too, totally different than what we usually see there.
Dr. Seuss land.
And we saw desert bighorn sheep. This guy was peeking at us from behind the rocks.
He then decided to come down, right towards us.
Only to climb up another steep rock face. These guys are so amazing.
He posed so nicely for me.
Then off he went.
A couple of times we saw small groups of moms, and lambs. The very best time though was our last morning there when we came across probably 30 bighorn sheep, with several lambs among them.
He was trying to get this one up.
So they could play.
Getting some momma time.
The adults are always fun to watch too. This guy was trying to keep everyone in line I think.
I watched this young male make his way up the rocks. Mid air leap.
He then settled down to watch everyone from his high vantage point. It was funny because we watched them all graze, then slowly everyone laid down in the sun and rested. It was by far the biggest group we have seen there, and was such a treat.
There were a few ravens too, not as many as we have seen in the past though. Sadly.
It was a nice couple of days in a very beautiful place. We arrived in Utah last Sunday night, and will be here until June. Lots of artwork to create for our upcoming summer shows.