Sunday, September 20, 2015

"Valley Of Fire"

 We had a early morning start from our site near Overton, heading for the Valley of Fire State Park.

Overton is the town neatest to our site , 5 miles away, here at Poverty Flats

Valley of Fire is Nevada'a oldest state park.  It was dedicated in 1935.  There is petrified wood and some Indian petroglyphs..

DesertDale stopping at the entrance to get more info.  You can camp, hike and have a picnic.   It a great site for someone to take photos.  It is open all year.

The Valley of Fire got  its name from red sandstone formations, Formed from great shifting sand dunes during the age of dinosaurs, 150 million years ago.
This photo has stairs going up to a landing.  Kifoxgal forgot to get info on this site.

This rock cabin was built by the "Civilian Conservation Corp", set up by Pres. F.D. Roosevelt in 1930's (CCC.)  The program created work  the people in the Depression.

 This a view of the "Bee Hive."

Rock art left by  ancient people can be found at several sites within the park.

Prehistoric people of Valley of Fire included the Anasazi, who were farmers from the nearby fertile Moapa Valley. Their visits to Valley of Fire probably involved hunting, food gathering, and religious ceremonies.  There are fine examples of rock art (petroglyphs) at several locations throughout Valley of Fire.  (info from Goggle)

Wild life you might see  coyote, bobcat, kit fox, skunk, jackrabbits, antelopes and rare but if your luck you might, see a desert tortoise.

Hope you enjoy this posting Kitfoxgal

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