Day 961: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

Today started with a photo-worthy breakfast:

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We hitched up and prepared to leave the Camel Rock Casino, where we’ve been parked for a week.  Thanks for hosting us, or, as they say in the Tewa language spoken by the residents of the Tesuque Pueblo, Kuunda:

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After restocking our frozen meat at Trader Joe’s, we drove south to visit Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument:

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One of the “tent rocks”:

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The canyon became a slot canyon:

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This cave was enlarged by Native Americans hundreds of years ago and still has soot on the ceiling from the original inhabitants:

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More tent rock formations.  A boulder or tree protected the soft layer beneath it from erosion while the surrounding material eroded away more quickly:

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The kids completed their Junior Ranger workbooks, but as of now there is no visitor facility where they can be handed in, so we will have to scan them and e-mail them to the BLM field office.

We continued southwest, then northwest.  Driving to our overnight location involved a few miles of dirt road, on which we encountered open range cattle:

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We arrived at our Shabbos dispersed camping location, Cabezon Peak:

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Cabezon Peak stands over 1,000 feet taller than the surrounding terrain.  It is the largest of a family of volcanic plugs in this area:

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Good Shabbos from Cabezon Peak, New Mexico:

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See the trip map for today’s drive and our current location.

Day 960: Purim in Santa Fe
Day 963: Flying Cabezon Peak and Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah WSA

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