At first we thought crossing the Utah-Nevada state border might be a bit boring, after being totally wowed by southern Utah during the past few weeks. But on this route into the state we enjoyed stretches of gorgeous mountain ranges, a vast treeless valley floor, and seas of sagebrush on dry desert.
I thought two posts would cover our stop at this gem in Nevada, but there’s so much breathtaking beauty here that I had to cover some of it in more detail. I promise this is my final post on Valley of Fire! After taking the scenic drive and hiking around the area, we revisited the valley (pictured above) at sunrise and again […]
Our scenic drive into Valley of Fire (click here if you missed it) and the breathtaking trail explorations left us wanting more. Fortunately we had a week to explore this park, and did we ever rock out! The park didn’t have extensive trails, but the ones we followed took us past many intriguing rock formations and colors that wowed us again and again. The story of how the […]
The drive along the north shore road from Lake Mead National Recreation Area was a colorful and rocky landscape that lead us to one of Nevada’s hidden gems, Valley of Fire State Park. I must warn my readers that this post and several succeeding ones will be laden with geologic rocks in various forms, shapes and colors. Steve was happy that the road was well paved, […]
We had thought a week at Lake Mead National Recreation Area would be long enough – wrong! Being active in the Nevada heat induced us to take a couple of days off to just lounge around and enjoy the view from our site (Steve’s review of Lake Mead RV Village here). But what is it that wore us out, you might wonder? First […]
As we crossed the state line into Nevada, we had officially started the 5th year of our journey – we were excited! Nevada has many excellent things to offer besides “Sin City”, one of them being the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Mind you, we have since discovered several other natural gems in this state, and some of them will be detailed in future posts. But for […]
After soaking in the natural hot springs and enjoying a therapeutic massage with Karin Pine (who managed to hit all the spots that needed healing) at Tecopa Hot Springs, it was time to get rolling again. The view while on highway 127 W continued to keep a smile on our faces and the camera shutter clicking. After only a couple hours […]
Since we are back in CA where we began, we decided to take a break from our travels to visit family and friends as well as unloading some unwanted items from Betsy. Our drive took us from Tionesta to Susanville, to Truckee in California and finally we parked at Sparks, Nevada. We followed the Volcanic Legacy highway, scenic byways and […]