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    Posted December 16, 2013 by
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    Valley of Fire

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     GejJones captured these stunning photos at the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada.
    "The sun was going behind one of the white domes and the shadows that were being cast were magnificent," he says.
    - PM91, CNN iReport producer

    When I first thought about visiting the Valley of Fire, I contacted a photographer friend and he told me, ‘don’t go to VOF during summer; it's way too hot.’ During the summer the daily highs usually exceed 100 and may reach 120 °F. Steve had suggested that the best time would be late September or October. We arrived last Wednesday and the temperature was a comfortable 59.

    I spent about four hours at Valley of Fire. This is an amazing state park. The beauty is breathtaking and accessibility, even for someone over 65, is excellent. I was taken with the wonderful petroglyphs that are present throughout the entire park. The ones I photographed were at Atlatl Rock.

    Although water is available at the park store, I would suggest bringing a couple of extra bottles. You'll be glad you did!

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