Breezing Through the Valley of Fire

Forecasts predict winds gusting up to 70 mph in Vegas tomorrow.  We move just an hour or so east of Vegas to Valley of Fire State Park.  I hope that the campground nestled among the red rocks at this park will be protected from the fierce winds.  It is not.  Instead the valley seems to funnel the winds toward our RV battering it all night long.  As I lay there jumping at every crash, staring wide eyed out my window I half expect to see Dorothy and Toto sail by in the too dark night.

Sure this looks like a wind protected area!

A Scenic Ride-Along

Jim, Storm and I brave the stiff breezes to enjoy the park for one of our days here.  We even attempt a few short hikes.  The video below shows a dash cam view of Jim chauffeuring us along Mouse’s Tank Road along with some footage from our White Dome hike.  I sped the ride up a bit to cut down on upload time.  Please do not try driving like this at home!

Little Finland - not a Swiss Town in Nevada

Storm makes a new friend in LIttle Finland

While in the area, Storm and I take the Jeep off-road to visit Little Finland.  I expect to happen upon a precious little Alpine village in the middle of Nevada.  Instead, we arrive at a remote trailhead.  From there I get to hike in an outcropping of unusual red rocks located deep within the enormous Gold Butte National Monument.

Sadly, Jim returns home from Valley of Fire.  No, his RV does not suffer wind damage.  But his mysterious electrical problems resurface forcing him to return his ailing motorhome to the dealer.  We will miss his company and guidance as we continue to explore western Utah and Arizona.

A Picture or Twenty of this Gorgeous Area

If you love taking photos and obviously I do, Valley of Fire is the perfect spot to play.  Sorry to overwhelm you with shots, but this park just brims with picturesque vistas.

About Sunny Weathers

Pilot, motorcyclist and full time RVer. Follow me as I travel all over the US in my Country Coach RV volunteering, making new friends and pursuing a constant outdoor temperature between 70F and 80F. I'll share the fun and the tribulations and any great survival tricks I learn!

2 Replies to “Breezing Through the Valley of Fire”

  1. Jim & Sandy Dukeman says: Reply

    What a nice drive through the park, really pretty. I do see the cowboys and the strange looking thing to the left of them, WOW. Cabins built into the side of the rock look interesting, guess folks lived in them at one time or another, they did not build them overnight that is for sure. Nice to see a place where cell phones are no good. :>)) We depend on them too much anyway, nice to see folks can still operate without them. Keep up the good work, can’t wait till the next one. GOD BLESS
    Jim & Sandy

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      Yes – those cabins were built by the CCC for campers to use. Thanks for your comments!

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