Some pics from an overnighter to Coal Valley in the new Basin and Range National Monument. Coal Valley is in Central Nevada, north of Alamo, between the Seaman and Golden Gate ranges.
Our goal for the day is this formation on the north side of the valley. Home to...
...this natural arch. The hole looks unnaturally round, don't you think?
At a higher elevation than Vegas and monsoon weather blowing up just to the south the evening sky was dramatic, the evening cool and breezy. Critters were heard all evening scrambling around our area, just out of lamplight range. A nice relaxing quick getaway.
If you want to learn more about this area Jim Boone has this area covered on his Bird and Hike website.