Tag Archives: New Mexico

Rio Grande del Norte

Valentine’s Day weekend is for camping. Last year it was the Great Sand Dunes, this year Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument. I love off-season camping. The coldest temperature I saw from a tiny thermometer was 18 F/-7 C. We … Continue reading

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Tent Rocks

Last April, returning from Arizona and New Mexico. I noticed, that we are very close to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. We have traveled in New Mexico a lot, and it’s my favorite state, but we’ve never visited this monument. … Continue reading

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Two Mountains

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Textures

Detail shots from the Chaco Canyon trip. I’m quite proud that I didn’t make any another brick in the wall joke in this post. It still feels to me that cacti are something that grow in exotic, southern environment, maybe … Continue reading

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Chaco Canyon Petroglyphs

Most of these petroglyphs, just like the Supernova Pictograph, were on a short side trail from the Penasco Blanco trail. Sometimes I still can’t believe I’m lucky enough to get to visit these incredible places and actually see the petroglyphs. … Continue reading

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Hike to Penasco Blanco

The Penasco Blanco trail was the longest one, but very easy. We chose it because we wanted to see the Supernova Pictograph. We also got lucky. It was raining both behind us and in front of us while we were … Continue reading

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Flowers Along The Road

I can’t stop taking pictures of wildflowers. Some of my happiest memories from childhood are walking along the country road, with my grandma or grandpa, either to catch the bus to the closest town 20 miles away or visiting the … Continue reading

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Return to Chaco Canyon

It’s hard to wrap your mind on how huge the ruins in Chaco Canyon are until you really see them. This was our second visit. The place just still blew my mind. The complex stone work on the walls, how … Continue reading

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Supernova Pictograph

It’s said that the Supernova Pictograph on Penasco Blanco trail might represent the supernova, that created the Crab Nebula. The pictograph would be hard to spot without a sign. It’s directly above you on a small rock ledge. A star, … Continue reading

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Taos

We had met the first time a few days earlier, when we drove from Colorado to New Mexico and stopped at then empty Taos. 24 hours later we decided to get married.

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