Let’s kick off February with this week’s theme: fire!
Full of inspiration with stories to tell during January, you may have already read about my winter road trip to Northern Arizona and Nevada.
As you may know, my original plans drastically changed due to snow in unexpected places. We expected cold conditions in the desert, but certainly not snow.
Las Vegas, Nevada turned out to be a great alternative to the originally planned sights. The Silver State has a lot to offer, including Nevada’s State Park, Valley of Fire.
My original plan was to hike through and photograph Antelope Canyon, near Lake Powell at the Arizona/Utah border within the Navajo Reservation. There are several slot canyons in the area and are a photographer’s dream. Here are two photos from Unsplash (these ARE NOT mine).
Incredible, right? You can see why I was in tears when we decided to cancel this leg of the trip!
The Valley of Fire has a slot canyon located in the White Domes area. I posted some images previously but wanted to save my favorite images of what I consider to be the state park’s iconic image!
How do these compare to the Antelope Valley images? Somewhat similar I would say. But you know what? Even if you disagree, it sparked joy within me!
After we hiked this area, we stopped on the route to explore and take more photos.
Later, we drove back through another area where the rocks looked like they were on fire!
My husband thought this formation looked like Gandalf the Wizard from Lord of the Rings.
This stretch along the road was awe-inspiring! The colors were vivid and bathed visitors in an orange glow.
“What matters most is how well you walk through fire.” Charles Bukowski
I was so fortunate to discover this hidden gem located within a 90-minute drive from Las Vegas.
Some new folks joined Sunday Stills in January so please welcome them to our growing group and perhaps visit their blogs to see what they are up to!
I am excited to see what you share for Sunday Stills FIRE this week!