Most people were here to see the Fire Wave at Valley of the Fire. These days, it is pretty busy with the day trippers from Las Vegas. After seeing the Fire Wave we continued a little bit to discover some pretty amazing rock formation in the same area. There were 3 younger hiker that went ahead of us. You can see tiny little dots of them up on the hill, two against the sky and one is still on the way up. I love all these plants that thrive in such hot and dried desert.
The green gives nice contrast for the red rocks, while the tiny figures give an important sense of scale. That slice of gold really catches the eye. I hadn't been aware of this state park, but your images will guarantee that my next trip through this area will include a stop here. HLJ x4, Pat
your picture is just so full of zillions of details that I could look at it for hours. The rock formations, the plants, the colors, the light, those little hikers. So much to see in this wonderful image. I haven't been to the Valley of Fire. I thinks it's about time...
One of the parks that stand on my wish list. I hope that the day "trippers" still keep it in tact for another while without leaving too many marks. It's nice to see these others guys in the image - just tiny but they do add an interesting detail. Wonderful the last light on the peaks lighting up bits of the wonderful stone. Me too, I love the sparse vegetation in the desert, little by little you start to see them without walking by ... and appreciate their beauty.