A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
012: Valley of Fire
After having spent a day in Zion National Park, our next destination in our round trip was no less than magical Las Vegas. We left the state of Colorado, and entered the state of Nevada, on the Interstate I-15. From Zion, it’s about 165 miles, equal to 265 km. We got up at seven in the morning, as usual, and at about eight we were already driving. We were told that it could be very hot on the way, so we took extra water with us. The first part of the track was going down the slopes of Zion, to the flatness of the desert. At about eight km from Las Vegas, we came along the Valley of Fire area. Even in early May, it was quite hot there, probably more than thirty degrees. We didn’t follow the track to the state park, but we could aready have some impression with the impressive and beautifully colored rock formations along the road, like these yellowish-orange loose and steady rocks in the photograph.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 1999, 2017