Hiking to Natural Bridge
I almost feel like the name Death Valley is a misnomer. It makes it sound as if there is nothing to see or do in Death Valley. How very inaccurate that is! There are a multitude of things to see and do upon your visit to this beautiful National Park. Today, I hiked into Natural Bridge Canyon. The entire hike is only about 2 miles roundtrip, but the trail is quite gravelly. Some of the...
Valley of Fire
Now that I live in Nevada, I refuse to miss the opportunity to see the sites. My first “real” weekend provided me the chance to explore the oldest state park in the state: Valley of Fire. Unfortunately most things require a bit of a drive, but it was well worth it. The spectacular landscape of this park is a photographers dream. My first stop was the visitor’s center so that I could find...
Just outside the sleepy town ofBeatty, NV, on the way toDeath ValleyNational Park, is an old ghost town by the name of Rhyolite. The site is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and provides ample opportunity for exploration and beautiful desert photography, especially at sunrise or sunset. This once booming town of about 8000 saw a rapid decline in population in 1908. As is the case for...
My new home is inside Death Valley National Park. I’m not going to lie, when the words Death Valley first came out of my mouth I thought, “what am I in for?” Well, after my trip across the country, I’m happy to report that it was well worth it. My bank account might disagree! My first view of Scotty’s Castle, outside of reading about it, was the day before I was to report to work. I was not...