A great place you probably never heard of
Not until researching our impending trip to the Southwest did I learn about Valley of Fire State Park, which is an hour’s drive northeast of Las Vegas in Nevada. The “Fire” in the name refers to the orange sandstone that characterizes large parts of the area, rather than to the high temperatures in the desert for much of the year. We experienced the color but not the heat: when we spent an afternoon there on October 24th the temperature was pleasant, in part because of overcast skies that led to occasional drizzle and for a while downright rain.
Have you ever seen such orange sand?
© 2016 Steven Schwartzman