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    Off the beaten path at Valley of Fire State Park

    Here are some pictures of what you can find if you stroll of the marked trails at VoF S.P.

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    Ok I admit, the first one is not really off the beaten path

    Hope you enjoy them.

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    Nice pictures again !

    Ok I admit, the first one is not really off the beaten path
    It is now "off any path" as it does not exist any more, it collapsed this year

    Philippe

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    I know. Too bad. We were so lucky to see it last year.

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    Ya I thought the first one was ephimeral arch! Too bad it collapsed as it was a unique arch. Thanks for sharing!

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    Very cool.

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    Beautiful shots, Richie! Too bad about the arch :( I'll be there again next month, just for a day on our way back to Vegas from Kanab. What/Where is that lacy looking rock? Thanks for sharing!

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    As english is not my native language I'm not sure what you mean with "lacy looking rock". Do you talk about picture no. 2 oder 4?

    Richie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richie View Post
    As english is not my native language I'm not sure what you mean with "lacy looking rock". Do you talk about picture no. 2 oder 4?

    Richie
    Ah, sorry about that! I meant number 4! But also, the one in photo number 2? I forgot english isn't your native language because you write it so well! :)

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    No problem.

    Number 4 is found on the North Side of White Domes Road. You park your car at the last unpaved pullout before White Domes (The Road crosses a dip, goes uphill and the pullout is on the left side. Park here, go back on the street (direction: Visitor Center) and after a couple of yards walk down the sandy hill to your left side (northeast of the street). Down the sandy hill turn right. There's an interesting area that's called "Fire Wave" (I guess this is not an official name). After reaching that point just explore the area because it has some beautiful rocks around. Here's a link. The text is in German, but there is a map. Look for the point that says "Fire Wave".

    This is the Fire Wave (unfortunately not in good Light):
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    Picture 2 is found when you park your car at the same parking area but hike to the south. This is an area where it makes a lot of fun to hike around if you love colored sandstone. It's the same area where the last picture was taken. But I must admit that the formation in picture 2 look large than in reality because the picture was shot while standing below, which makes it appear larger.

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    Excellent, thanks! We plan on going to the 'Fire Wave' towards last light to get some cool shots, so I'll make sure we look around. I looked for it when we were there in September and as it turned out we were very close, but just missed it (oops!).
    Thank you for the advice!

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    But don't arrive to late. When we went there in the evening a part of it was already in the shadow (the picture in the other post was made next morning).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Richie View Post
    But don't arrive to late. When we went there in the evening a part of it was already in the shadow (the picture in the other post was made next morning).


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    Good call... I'm hoping to explore a few areas in the park and then hit that up, but definitely not TOO late

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    great shots Richie and beautifully captured.

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    Hi Yvonne,

    thank you!

    Richie

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    I guess I will visit the park again in the further future.
    Last time I wasn't very impressed, but I think the bad weather was the culprit

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    Great pics!
    "My heart shall cry out for Moab..." Isaiah 15:5

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