- More Las
Vegas and Valley of Fire
- The first of March we headed from Phoenix
to Laughlin, then up to Las Vegas for a
- Valley of Fire
- This was our second trip to this area.
Check out our last trip at Year
1: Valley of Fire. This trip we decided
to take the motorhome. We headed up the
Interstate and got off at the Valley of Fire
exit. We spent some time exploring the
features of the Valley
of Fire State Park that we missed the
last time. We enjoyed hiking around the "bee
hives" as shown in the pictures below. Late
in the afternoon, we headed to the campground
at Echo Bay to spend the night. This
campground was a little run down, but it met
our needs fine. It was near Lake Mead, so
lots of boaters have homes in the area.
- Geocaching on the Bitter Spring
- Our focus for this trip was geocaching.
To learn more about geocaching, go to
We found the east entrance to the Bitter
Springs Scenic Byway and headed down the
gravel road. As we drove along rocky parts of
the road, we were glad we had our 4 wheel
drive (even if it is a "piece of junk"
Explorer). We were thrilled to find the place
we went rock hounding last year. We were even
more interested to find the place where Larry
found the purple chalcedony. Other people had
found the same spot and taken the rest of the
seam of rock.
- There were two geocaches on this road and we
successful found both with little difficulty. The first
one was located near an old borax mine on the top of a
hill. The other was found down an interesting
- Updated 5/02.
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