The Lower 48 Completed (November 2015)

t’s November and it’s time to wrap up the lower 48….. A one state camping trip seems so weird, but it has to get done or I won’t be able to move on to complete this goal. I’m heading to Las Vegas after work, I’ll be spending the night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and then heading out for a one night camping trip in the “Valley of the Fire” State Park in Nevada.

My morning view out the hotel window, interesting a Ferris Wheel in Las Vegas.

Vegas view via Hard Rock Hotel and Casino room website

 

Some scenes from the Valley of the Fire State Park.

Valley of the Fire Sign for webiste
Obligatory park sign

 

Valley of the Fire road - website
Long road of red rocks

 

Because I will be leaving early tomorrow for Death Valley and it will  be too dark for picture taking, I decided to take pictures tonight before it gets dark.

As some of you know, CAMP50 is a solo bid to camp all 50 states but the most important part of this journey is not the completion of solo camping all 50 states, it’s finding the happiness I’ve been looking for at the end of the journey. The broken pieces of me, will be no more and I will have found my “True Self”. I’m almost there and there’s nothing in my way.

Camp50 a Healing Journey

The road leading towards Death Valley National Park.

Heading into Death Valley
Come spend sometime with me “Death Valley”

Scenes from the Rhyolite Ghost town just outside of Death Valley. Rhyolite Ghost town is managed by the BLM (Bureau of Land Management). Stroll around, check things out, imagine what life might have been like back then, BUT never take any souvenirs from here…………………………………………………..NEVER

Rhyolite Ghost Town
Rhyolite Ghost Town

 

Rhyolite Ghost Town
Rhyolite Ghost Town

 

Abandoned Train Car
Abandoned Train Car

 

Time to explore another National Park.

Death Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park

 

Sea Level - Death Valley website
Sea Level

 

Salt Flats in the Badlands.

Salt Flats badwaters basin Death Valley NP CA website
Salt Flats

 

Salt Flats
Salt Flats

 

Near Devils field Death Valley Website
Rays of light just before Sunset

 

Death Valley Sunset from Dunes website
Beautiful Sunset in Death Valley

 

This completes the Lower 48, time to take a few months off and rest. It’s truly been an amazing journey, nothing can change the things I’ve seen or the places I’ve been. Sometimes I think of those things from my past, the people and how I felt about so many things that weren’t good for me. It’s time to let go of all of that, and move forward to a happier life.

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become – Steve Jobs

 

 

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