Crowbar, Las Vegas, Valley of Fire 11.03.2015

It was a very noisy night with howling wind, something banging and sand raining on the rocking camper. We were grateful for another hot shower and soak before leaving Delight’s Hot Spring Resort.

There were always vehicles parked by the one undeveloped hot spring in Tecopa so this trip we stopped to take a look. The people in the water said mud mites were not a problem despite the warning sign.

We ate breakfast at the Crowbar, the only restaurant in Shoshone and the entire area. Surrounded by quaint rusty mining gear and decorated with interesting old photos, we have always enjoyed eating there.

We took CA 178 to the rapidly growing Pahrump, Nevada followed by NV 160 to Las Vegas. We resupplied with groceries in Las Vegas and took I5 North to yet another favorite place, Valley of Fire State Park.

We found a site next to a big rock in Atlatl Rock campground, in hopes it would shelter us from the wind. The campground had bathrooms, showers, water, and warning about killer bees. The fantastic red sandstone formations in Valley of Fire were primarily sculpted by wind.


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