This is a great hilarious series that follows David Choe and his nephew, Harry Kim, as they try to hitchhike across America. Care free with no worries. Sit back and enjoy as they journey through America and the interesting people that help them along the way.
Valley Of Fire State Park is the oldest state park in Nevada. The scenery is stunning, looking like your car could easily be in a car commercial. Other viewpoints leave you feeling like you're on a different planet. A few movies have been filmed here according to Wikipedia.
With portals and alien-like devil petroglyphs everywhere, this place has a mysterious feel to it. I sense there is a lot off trail that I'm missing. I hear there are dinosaur footprints somewhere as well. I'd imagine walking through the canyon at night would have some interesting vibes.
Many petroglyphs can be found by making a loop around where the staircase is located at Atlatl Rock. Keep an eye out on the walls in the parking lot as well. An atlatl is "a device for throwing a spear or dart that consists of a rod or board with a projection (as a hook) at the rear end to hold the weapon in place until released".
"Sacred Datura has been used since ancient times by spiritualists, holy men, medicine men, witches and even modern recreational drug users. It may, said one source, spawn “deep inner visionary states,” but it may also leave a person “feeling like an alien” or “feeling as if your being is dissolving.” It may cause a “fear of losing control or of insanity.” It makes you dream, even when awake. It makes you imagine that you’re seeing three dimensional objects that, in reality, don’t exist." - From www.desertusa.com
The sacred datura plant grows prevalent in Valley of Fire. Some theories say petroglyphs are visions seen during hallucinogenic journeys with the datura plant.
As a kid I remember Death Valley being the birth place of The Undertaker from WWF. Now I see Death Valley as a nature amusement park. Similar to enjoying different roller coasters at an amusement park, Death Valley has many different places to stop and enjoy. Temperatures of 120° F in the summer describes very well why the park has its name. With too much to see in one trip, I will surely be making a return trip.
Havasupai is home to the people of the blue-green water. Located within West Grand Canyon, this hike consists of 5 different turquoise waterfalls: Upper Navajo Falls, Lower Navajo Falls, Havasu Falls, Mooney Falls, and Beaver Falls. Each with their own type of adventure.
To hike from Hualapai Hilltop (parking lot) down to the last waterfall at Beaver Falls and back is a total of 28 miles. I had reservations for only one night. Our trip ended at Mooney Falls which meant 11 miles in Saturday and 11 miles out on Sunday. Next trip I plan to camp 2 nights to add in Beaver Falls and extra time to enjoy my surroundings.
Some people choose to hike the entire trip, some will ride a mule, and some will take a helicopter. I prefer the challenge of hiking in and out with all my gear.
This trip was taken in November of 2015. Reservations fill up quickly so it's recommended to plan months in advance to acquire the preferred dates.