Thursday, June 26, 2008

Capulin Volcano National Monument


Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek
 After visiting the Sand Dunes we made our way to the Capulin Volcano in New Mexico. We stopped along the way to do a few caches and I found a little critter.


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He enjoyed his sunning rock and enjoyed watching him.


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It really is neat finding a splash of growing color amongst the rock and the sand and barrenness.


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We made it to the Capulin Volcano National Monument and my guys walked the rim, a mile long trail. I walked a portion of it, then went back to the bottom to wait. It stands about 1000’ above the surrounding landscape, with the mouth/crater being 400’ deep. It is really an awesome place and you can see for miles when you stand on the rim.


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The mouth/center is concave (it’s an example of an extinct cinder cone volcano) and it acts as a huge megaphone. So you can be down in the bottom, or anywhere along the rim and easily hear what someone else says. Remember that if you ever visit. I really enjoyed just sitting there, in peace, cool breeze blowing and voices drifting from a half mile away.

18 comments:

  1. Wow, he is a beauty. Great capture. Love the flowers too. Awesome.

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  2. Wow Lisa, my EXIF viewer is having problems - what lens was THAT? Those are amazing and oh so razor shop. I'm telling you this journey was fantastic. And is this a new blog or have I been going to the wrong place all this time? I am so glad you played being the pro photog you are!

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  3. shop should be sharp. My brain is fried. Again.

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  4. Love that lizard. I can't believe he ignored you. Here they scamper away, post haste. I think they're afraid of Lizzie, the dog.

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  5. Wow! National Geographic here you come!

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  6. That guy looks like he has something serious on his mind. He also looks like he thinks I am seriously stupid...:)

    Your trip sounds wonderful. GREAT shots! Thanks so much for playing PSF with us this week!!

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  7. Wow! He was giving you the evil eye in that second one! Love the clarity!

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  8. Fantastic pictures!! Wow! I'm envious.

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  9. My favorite is the one of the flowers...beautiful!

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  10. That looks like a fun trip. I wish I could go to a volcano.

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  11. Your ctitter would probably EAT my critter! Pop over & see my interview with a diva, Miss Dragonfly: http://anapronaday.blogspot.com/2008/06/interview-with-miss-dragon-fly.html

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  12. Wow! Those are gorgeous photos!

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  13. Cool lizard! sounds like a neat place to visit.

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  14. Sounds like a cool place to visit.

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  15. anglophilefootballfanatic.comJune 27, 2008 at 9:57 AM

    Apparently my mind's in the gutter from the last post that involved gas. That would be horrible to be overheard, no? Love the lizard.

    And, I'm so glad all went well with the doctor!

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  16. It sounds like a really cool place. I think lizards are pretty cute, even with their scaly dry skin.

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