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The Fire Wave, Valley of Fire State Park

Filed under: Nevada, Valley of Fire on 1/30/2011

Photo of the Fire Wave in Valley of Fire State Park

I recently had a chance to see a sandstone formation often called “The Fire Wave“. My daughter and I hiked to this place at sunset, in Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada, an hour east of Las Vegas. This was a beautiful spot, not only for this special striated sandstone formation but for the white domes, colorful eroded washes and brilliant red mesas that surrounded us as we enjoyed the fading light and still, warm air.

The Fire Wave, a beautiful sandstone formation exhibiting dramatic striations, striped layers in the geologic historal record, Valley of Fire State Park
The Fire Wave, a beautiful sandstone formation exhibiting dramatic striations, striped layers in the geologic historal record.
Image ID: 26473  
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA
 

My guess is that the name “Fire Wave” was bestowed upon this relatively small formation due to its similarity to the more famous “Wave” in North Coyote Buttes Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness a few hours away in Arizona.

2 Comments »

  1. Absolutely fantastic capture. Love the curves in the FG and spot on exposure.
    Added you on twitter Phil (@nyc_photography)

    Comment by Alex Filatov — 1/30/2011 @ 3:32 pm

  2. Thanks Alex!

    Comment by Phil — 1/30/2011 @ 7:16 pm



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