While we were camped in the Mojave Preserve, we had a great conversation with some fellow Vermonters who were traveling in a vintage Airstream. Upon their recommendation, when we left the Mojave Preserve, we decided to head to Valley of Fire State Park on the northeastern side of Las Vegas. Part of the fun of traveling on the fly is being able to make these last minute decisions! My next blog post will detail our stay in this incredibly unique area.
The best part of the decision to detour to Valley of Fire was discovering a hiking trail with the most amazing petroglyphs I have ever seen! The Mouse Tank Trail is a short trail leading back to a hide-out used by a local renegade Southern Paiute in the late 1890’s. On the way back to the terminus of the trail, the rock walls are teeming with petroglyphs.