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August 24, 2006
From journal Off the Plateau: Nevada without Vegas!
Pine Hill, New Jersey
July 23, 2006
The Beehives were our first stop. They reminded me more of the hair-do my Great Aunt Fran wore instead of an insect dwelling, but they were certainly unique. A good piece of advice is to not wear sandals or flip-flops. You do a good amount of walking in the sand and it is hot. Even though the bottoms of your feet are covered, the sand that flips up on top of your feet will hurt like crazy. I wore sneakers and was glad I did after witnessing a couple of screaming flip-flop wearers. Arch rock was a great photo sight although it was strange to take in. To think that due to the constant erosion from wind and rain the piece of artistic nature I am now witnessing will no longer exist. I somehow felt very privileged to be there at that moment to see it. We continued our tour with a hike to the petrified logs and Mouse’s tank. Mouse’s tank is a natural rain- water reservoir named after an Indian who used it as his hiding place. The hike to Mouse’s tank is especially interesting, as the trail has some great prehistoric petroglyphs. It’s so amazing to look at them wondering their age and interpreting their meanings.
It was somewhere around the White Domes where we lost our momentum. We wanted to hike the trail to the old movie set, but the heat and our bodies just wouldn’t allow it. We had long since drained our bottles of water and had now wished we had brought more than just one a piece. A la Clark Griswold, we jumped out of the security of the air-conditioned car, stood a moment, snapped a photo, and jumped back into the blizzard wonderland again. This is what we did for the rest of the scenic spots, except for the cabins. They seemed really interesting so we got out and walked around. Built in the 1930s, they were used as shelters for passing backpackers. Although they are not used any more, I could still see a die-hard backpacker choosing these rustic stone dwellings over the mega resorts of the strip.
Even if you are only in Vegas a few days, Valley of Fire is worth a stop. The formations are unique unto themselves, and may not even exist sometime in the future.
Just beware that the heat will zap your energy fast so decide which sites are really worth the hike.
From journal Las Vegas- A Different WILD
Newton, New Jersey
September 7, 2005
From journal Las Vegas in September
July 5, 2001
Hike through beautiful and stark landscapes and imagine that you are the first person through this terrain. Come across paintings from hundreds of years ago and know someone came before you. Match your handprint to theirs.
Listen to the wind as night approaches and the desert shadows lengthen around you.
From journal Las Vegas Christmas
We spent the entire day hiking the canyon and crawling rock formations. Wear sturdy shoes and remember the desert wildlife includes snakes so when you go off the trail pay close attention.
A definite "must" for the more adventurous. Most of the day we were alone as we scrambled over the rocks and, as sunset drew near, it was a little eerie.
From journal But It's a Dry Heat
by Linda Hoernke
St. George, Utah
June 21, 2013
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January 30, 2009
Vernon, New Jersey
December 30, 2006
From journal Vegas Babeeee!