This Week at the Valley of Fire

On the pro side, our family camp out Monday and Tuesday provided lots of great scenery, sun, and exercise. We all climbed and hiked like crazy, including the baby. The temperature was perfect. The landscapes were majestic. The together time was fun.

On the con, a huge wind storm blew dirt in our faces and broke my biggest tent. The fabric ripped, half the poles snapped, and the metal hardware that connects the poles to the tent fabric was actually broken in half! Never seen anything like it. And we got orange sand all over our stuff. Guess Anakin Skywalker was right about that junk after all.

On balance, a great experience, though!

We can never have enough of nature. We must be refreshed by the sight of inexhaustible vigor, vast and Titanic features….We need to witness our own limits transgressed.” –Henry David Thoreau, Walden

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One comment on “This Week at the Valley of Fire

  1. Valley of fire is a great place to camp, it’s one of the spots that we like to go to as well. We experienced similar wind problems a few years back in Hurricane, Utah so we know what it’s like to get that red sand over everything in the wind; it’s pretty miserable.

    You got some great photos though, it’s hard to beat some of that desert scenery!

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