Wanderlust: Valley of Fire, Nevada
For our 4th annual Girl’s Trip we pulled Nevada out of our Hat of Fate and what an amazing trip it was. We stayed in Las Vegas, but we ventured out of the city for a few adventures, and our first one was to the Valley of Fire State Park. If you’ve never been, I highly recommend it. Beautiful hiking, incredibly vivid rock formations and desert views. There’s so much history here:
“Valley of Fire consists of bright red Aztec sandstone outcrops nestled in gray and tan limestone mountains. The sandstone is from the Jurassic period and is the remnant of the sand left behind by the wind after inland seas subsided and the land rose. Early man moved into southern Nevada as far back as 11,000 years ago.”Source: Nevada State Parks
The main thing to be careful of is staying hydrated, it’s hotter than you think and you don’t really feel yourself sweat, so drink water constantly.
I had never seen petroglyphs in real like and it was incredible to be able to see them today. “The most obvious evidence of occupation is the petroglyphs carved into the rocks by the Basketmaker culture about 2,500 years ago, followed later by the Early Pueblo culture.”
As Candace always says on each trip (and it’s never not true): There are so many outsides. Make sure you take the opportunity to appreciate your state.