Monday, June 27, 2016

.: GEO-ADVENTURE :. Caching the Valley of Fire



With the new year underway and our life starting to get settled since our move, Tatterhood and I decided to tag along with Joe Teton and Anyatoo on one of their regular tours to the Valley of Fire.


The Valley of Fire is located to the northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. The weather when we went was rainy and only a few weeks later there was a super bloom that took place in a lot of these places. Despite the weather, the temperature was nice... seriously how could I complain knowing that normally we're under 3 feet of snow back in Canada.


This was the first time that Tatterhood and I had gone to the Valley of Fire so it was pretty amazing to see. As a bonus there turned out to be quite a number of virtual geocaches (that's where there isn't a physical cache, you just take a photo and answer a question or two about the area). All of them took us to some amazing views or some historically interesting locations.


The petroglyphs were really interesting as well. I wish I could truly know what the ancient peoples of this area were trying to convey.


We did happen on one physical cache while in this area. It took a bit of hiking through some washes, which didn't stop an 8 month pregnant Tatterhood. It was a fun adventure and I highly recommend visiting the Valley of Fire... though make sure you do it in the winter time. In the summer you would surely melt like the witch in Wizard of Oz.

There is still much more here that we need to explore so we will be back for sure, especially now with our little cacher. TNT_lando.


Till the next adventure, remember that memories don't just happen, you have to get out there and make them or as Tolkien put it;

"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to."