The Valley of Fire
Continuing my week of Las Vegas Wedding posts, let's take a look at the Valley of Fire, about 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas. A popular spot for TV commercials, it also played host to a wedding I attended. It's very scenic. Here's one of the red rocks that give the valley its name:
It's really hard to take a bad photo in the place. The valley is also the setting for an annual marathon, contains a number of petroglyphs, and has a bunch of these little guys (who we thought was a pika, but apparently he's an "antelope ground squirrel"):
But the wedding party knew something else was familiar about the Valley of Fire. And of course, Wikipedia to the rescue, it's the setting for the part of Star Trek: Generations where Kirk battles Soran, with tragic results:
Read more about the Valley of Fire, if you dare.