Friday, January 05, 2007
Valley of Fire
On Wednesday, we visited the Valley of Fire State Park to see rock formations and the symbols of an ancient culture that disappeared around 1150AD. Enroute we stopped at the Lost City Museum in Overton to learn more about some of these inhabitants from this distant time. This particular culture appears to have lived in this area from around 300 BC to 1150 AD and then suddenly disappeared. The reasons for this apparently are not clear but could have been a combination of the usual-disease, drought, hostile competition for the land and so on.
The Valley of Fire is a lot of rocks, but of such color and arrangement that they provide a simple beauty for the eye and soul. Again I hope the photographs can convey the beauty and wildness of the area far better than I ever could.