The beautiful desert

As you have seen and some have commented, the Valley of Fire park has some amazing rock formations in both form and color.  I wanted to jump ahead to the part of the park that I felt was the most beautiful.  Some think the fire wave section is the most amazing part here but as we were running out of energy we didn’t make it to see the waves.  Next time for sure!  By the time we got to this section which I believe was called the white domes (again we didn’t make it to them either) the sun was really making a run for the horizon and we wanted to be on our way back to our hotel before it was dark…and that didn’t happen either;  drove home through the mountains in the dark!  The sun really seems to set quickly in the desert.

I think this bit of rock formation is the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen, rock wise that is; I could’ve spent hours here.  It’s amazing how you have all of this rainbow colored rock and then it just abruptly stops and turns all red.  How long did it take for this to form and what caused all of the colors?  Who knows!  But regardless of the how and how long this spot was stunning.  It reminds me of a box of watercolors running.

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I hope to have two announcements next week.  Stay tuned to this channel 🙂

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14 Responses to The beautiful desert

  1. Another beauty in the series. If you every make it to Arches NP in Moab, plan ahead and sign up for the Fiery Furnace guided walk – they only take about 20 people a day though this special spot. Tours are booked months in advance, but it is well worth signing up for this.

  2. Ingrid says:

    I think as Midwesterners, when we first lay eyes on these unique sights, we are in utter awe. It’s so vastly different than anything in the Midwest. I’m staying tuned 🙂

    • It’s an amazing sight no matter where you are from but yes, the first time a little girl from Missouri saw a real desert she was stunned 🙂 And disappointed that a roadrunner didn’t look like the cartoon hehe

  3. What an amazing place! I didn’t realize the Cardinals was in YOUR hometown! His family is HUGE cardinal fans. His ball, bat, shirts you name it is all the Cardinals. smile.

  4. Nancy says:

    The desert is full of the most spectacular finds. Love, love, love! I just can’t get enough of that red rock! Two announcements… ?? Whoa… on the edge of my seat I will wait!

  5. I think I visited this. Stunning photos. I’m looking forward to the announcements.

  6. A. Blake says:

    Can’t wait to hear those announcements!!!

  7. bulldog says:

    I would love to hear a geologist take on this

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