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Valley of Fire and Lake Mead

by on Aug.25, 2019, under News

The Macabre staff went on another excursion near Las Vegas. This time we visited the Valley of Fire state park and Lake Mead. We actually visit Lake Mead quite often as there is just so much to see and with an annual pass it’s an easy destination.

We saw lots of interesting rock formations, found 4,000 year old native petroglyphs at the top of a very tall rock which Media Minion only discovered because he decided to see what was at the top of the staircase which was built against the boulder – the sign at the bottom was unreadable due to sun and sand erosion.

We made friends with desert chipmunks who were very daring and came right up to us several times. We also stumbled across a spring in the middle of one of the parks with rushing water and a natural pool. It was very high in mineral content and had quite the rotten egg stink but it was really neat to see. Of course, if you notice the signs, you don’t want to go swimming or else you’ll get a potentially fatal amoeba infection. We also came across a memorial marker with the saddest story on it.

The desert is HOT during the day but it’s not bad at night for camping.

Here’s a small swath of pictures – we took a lot more but this selection should give you an idea of what the area looked like. We left the pictures of the petroglyphs full size so click on them to see the detail of these incredible rock carvings from 4,000 years ago.

There are also a couple of videos we took of critters, petroglyphs, and the spring.


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