Photo Diary: Cathedral Gorge & Moon Caves (Nevada)

“I can speak to my soul only when the two of us are off exploring deserts or cities or mountains or roads.” ― Paulo Coelho

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CATHEDRAL GORGE STATE PARK, NEVADA

*This was Roadside Stop #1 after leaving Seattle –> Grand Canyon*

Cathedral Gorge, Moon Caves, Nevada

It all started with an approaching birthday. Then an idea. And finally the longest road trip yet.

Cathedral Gorge, NevadaExcept, the drive was not as scenic as we had imagined. Over 12 hours of driving and 4 states later, a very peculiar gem grabbed our attention off the side of US Route 93.

Cathedral Gorge, NevadaWe had come across Cathedral Gorge State Park. Despite the blazing noon sun, we were ready to jump out the car to explore!

Cathedral Gorge, NevadaMiller Point Trail.

Cathedral Gorge, NevadaThis would be our first real taste of Southwestern exploring. We could never have imagined just how hot it would feel! :)

Cathedral Gorge, Nevada

Cathedral Gorge, Nevada

Cathedral Gorge, Nevada

The prettiest clay I had ever seen…

Cathedral Gorge, Nevada

Cathedral Gorge, Nevada

 

MOON CAVES

Through the trail, or just down the road from this first overlook, were a series of caves (slot canyons).

Cathedral Gorge, Nevada

Initially they looked like nothing more than a beautiful backdrop of clay…

Cathedral Gorge, Moon Caves, Nevada

Except the real treasure was the maze behind these walls. Incredible!

Cathedral-Gorge-Moon-Caves-18

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!

Cathedral Gorge, Moon Caves, Nevada

Cathedral Gorge, Moon Caves, Nevada

Cathedral Gorge, Moon Caves, Nevada

We had to really squeeze by in some areas…

Cathedral Gorge, Moon Caves, Nevada

Cathedral Gorge, Moon Caves, Nevada

Cathedral Gorge, Moon Caves, Nevada

Captivated by the way the wind kisses the desert sand…
Cathedral Gorge, Moon Caves, Nevada

The southwest taught me several things during our trip. One of those things being to never overlook the treasures hidden behind rugged exteriors :)

Cathedral Gorge, Moon Caves, Nevada

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Longest. Road. Ever.

Southwest road trip

It was 1AM when we stopped at a rest area the night before Cathedral Gorge. We woke up to this…
Southwest road trip

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,

Denise

Southwest road trip

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Stay curious, wild hearts!

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One response to “Photo Diary: Cathedral Gorge & Moon Caves (Nevada)

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