Fire Wave - Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Before joining Jeff Clow's Death Valley Photo Tour (a must do) earlier this month, Jaki Good Miller and I headed to the Valley of Fire to visit this stellar Nevada State Park. According to its website, "The Valley of Fire derives its name from red sandstone formations, formed from great shifting sand dunes during the age of dinosaurs, 150 million years ago. Complex uplifting and faulting of the region, followed by extensive erosion, have created the present landscape." I can attest to the uniqueness of the formations and their color.

One of the parks must do and see locations is the Fire Wave. Unlike the more famous wave in neighboring Arizona, the Fire Wave does not require permits and it is a grueling hike to get there. Yes, there is a decent hike involved, but it isn't that bad and well worth it. Unfortunately for Jaki, her new camera started freezing up. Even though I have the same camera, we both couldn't figure out what was going wrong. When we finally got to the Fire Wave, Jaki sat down to see if she could get it working and I headed down the wave. That's Jaki in the upper right corner of my photo. The good news was that we were able to get the camera working somewhat sporadically and she was able to shoot the wave.