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Valley of the Moon

Today we went to the Valley of the Moon, a name given by Neil Armstrong for its moon-like landscape. Famous for its eroded rock formations (due to wind and water) the walk felt like navigating another planet, so its no wonder a Tie Fighter welcomes visitors at the entry. Climbing the rocks felt magical and surreal, they were stunning on their own, but we were also surrounded by mountains and nearby towns which served as a dramatic backdrop. The rocks reminded me of what a petrified cactus might look like, because the rocks looked plant-like and organic, but instead are compacted and frozen in place. Hopefully youll be able to see in the photos attatched below!