Valley of Fire State Park

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Danielle: This was taken Saturday at the Valley of Fire. We went with Carlette and Jeff. The park is unbelievable. It has 800,000 acres located north of Lake Mead.

Tad: The Valley of Fire state park had lots of cool rock formations and petroglyphs. We saw Atlatl Rock, Mouse's Tank, and Petrified Logs. This picture was taken at Mouse's Tank, which is directly behind us.

From the Valley of Fire website:
"Named for a renegade Indian who used the area as a hideout in the 1890's. Mouse's tank is a natural basin in the rock where water collects after rainfalls, sometimes remaining for months. A half-mile round trip trail leads to Mouse's Tank from the trail head parking area, passing numerous examples of prehistoric Indian petroglyphs.

There were petroglyphs everywhere, especially along the trail to Mouse's Tank. We went on a long drive, all the way to views of Lake Mead, and through lots and lots of desert. Beautiful. We stopped beside the road at one point when I spotted some wild burros.

Created: Sun Apr 28 12:11:43 PDT 2002 Slideshow Design: Danielle Valliere