There are no roses in Rose valley. It's called Rose valley because of the rose pink color of the rocks. There's Rose valley and there is Green valley. I was told by insiders that most people are taken to Rose valley because they want to leave Green valley as pristine as possible. We weren't really hiking in Rose valley, we were going to the unpublished churches, some are off of Rose valley. We did meet a lot of other visitors from all over the world.
The yellow color are because of the sulfur deposits. This was a day of unusual landscapes as well as unpublished churches. It was so hot. One must be careful not to over exert and to keep well hydrated. I almost fainted from heatstroke on this day.
When this post appears, it would have been a few months ago that we took this trip. As the song goes, '....fast away the old year passes...' If we want to do anything we'd better do it fast and soon because time just flies. I shall be leaving for Athens on March 16, 2011.