Valley of Fire

I had three rides planned from my temporary base in Las Vegas. On Friday I bicycled the River Mountains Loop. Yesterday I rode through Red Rock Canyon. Today I intended to ride through Valley of Fire State Park.

Unfortunately, by Saturday evening the weather forecast deteriorated considerably. The wind was already blowing like crazy when I got up today, and likely to get worse. Dark, threatening clouds filled the distant edge of the sky. While I ate breakfast, the weather guy on TV said it would probably start raining around noon. And the temperature would run about twenty degrees below yesterday’s high. None of that sounded optimal for bicycling.

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7 response to "Valley of Fire"

  1. By: Scooter Posted: February 15, 2020

    This looks so amazing. We’ve biked Red Rocks Canyon before, but I’ve never heard of this place. It’s definitely going on the list. Thanks for pointing us in its direction!

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: February 15, 2020

    What a beautiful place — they all are.
    Enjoyed all the photos and info.

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: February 16, 2020

    Gorgeous and dramatic photos. I guess it was windy back in the day all those rocks were sand, too!

  4. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: February 16, 2020

    Amazing colours, can’t believe I’ve never heard of the place. Those grey bushes look similar to the ones here, tough as.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: February 16, 2020

      Suzanne, with your photographic skills you would have been in hog heaven. A week later, and Janos would still be trying to get you to put down the camera. 😉

  5. By: Hopkins Escapades Posted: February 18, 2020

    What incredible terrain and vibrant colors! Certainly makes me want to go explore Nevada with Hopkins sometime in the near future. Brilliant photographs! Every. Single. One. If you could see all that within three miles, can’t imagine how many photos you would’ve taken if you’d not been dictated to by weather and the need to get on the road towards home. You might be out there still snapping spectacular photos!

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