This was our spot right on the lake. Totally free camping by the way. The lake is probably 50-60 feet below our camper. Lake Mead is very low. In fact according to our GPS we were camping in water. The lake is 145 feet below it's highest point and 91 feet below an average year.
You can see where the water used to be from this photo. It is just amazing.
Enough about that now. We wanted to stay in this area to visit the Valley of Fire. It is a Nevada State Park and is known for it's red rocks which are actually ancient sand dunes.
As hard as we try, the pictures just don't bring out the vivid colors that we saw with our eyes. The formations where beautiful. There are also many petroglyphs scattered throughout the park. Ancient Native American drawings.
Another area we wanted to check out was called the Fire Wave.
It was very neat. I thought maybe they should change the name to bacon strips to get more people to visit them. Because everybody loves bacon. After our day in the Valley of Fire, we went home to a beautiful sunset and anther great night on Lake Mead. When we were in Government Wash we heard coyotes every night. We haven't heard any hear but there are wild donkeys. You can hear them braying from across the lake. It was so quiet here that it was almost deafening.
The next day we drove back to a red rock formation we had passed on our way here. Lisa likes to scramble around on the rocks.
|I dug out my super sexy hat for the day
|A Horned Toad or as I like to call them Horny toads
|The dark spots are horses, trust me, there were three.
|Moose and Journey enjoying the view
|I enticed one seagull with some pretzels and before you knew it there where a dozen
We made it to Moab and are anxious to explore many areas here that we have not seen yet. Also having the Jeep will make those explorations much more fun.
So tune in again, Same bat time, same bat channel.