“I can speak to my soul only when the two of us are off exploring deserts or cities or mountains or roads.” ― Paulo Coelho
CATHEDRAL GORGE STATE PARK, NEVADA
*This was Roadside Stop #1 after leaving Seattle –> Grand Canyon*
It all started with an approaching birthday. Then an idea. And finally the longest road trip yet.
We had come across Cathedral Gorge State Park. Despite the blazing noon sun, we were ready to jump out the car to explore!
The prettiest clay I had ever seen…
Through the trail, or just down the road from this first overlook, were a series of caves (slot canyons).
Initially they looked like nothing more than a beautiful backdrop of clay…
Except the real treasure was the maze behind these walls. Incredible!
Even more incredible was the temperature difference. Every time we stepped into the shaded areas, it felt like we had walked into a fridge.
And I’m not exaggerating. It was the craziest experience!
We had to really squeeze by in some areas…
The southwest taught me several things during our trip. One of those things being to never overlook the treasures hidden behind rugged exteriors :)
Longest. Road. Ever.
If this lonely desert held such a beautiful gem, imagine the treasures the rest of the world holds? We thought the road would never end. But then we landed on the moon.
…May you always stay inspired to explore all the corners of the world! Thank you for stopping by =)
Love & Adventure,
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