Land of the Basket Makers: The Valley of Fire

The oldest and largest state park, The Valley of Fire, derives its name from the red sandstone formed 150 million years ago.

Nature's perfect rock garden.

Evidence of baskets and other artifacts, such as a fossilized footprint of a straw sandal, are believed to have been left by peoples prior to the Anasazi Pueblo.

You guessed it--The Elephant Rock!

I could have spent all day walking the trails here as the multitude of varied rock formations are so amazing. If it weren’t for husbuddy stumbling on a large rock and twisting his ankle–I’d still be walking and snapping.

The erosion creates so many interesting formations.

I shan’t bore you with too many details–the photos speak for themselves. Once I return home, I shall post more.

© Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2011.

Quote of the Day for YOU: A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words. ~Ansel Adams

*Aside: I truly wish I had a better camera to photograph this beautiful country for this is a photographer’s dream setting.

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