Monday, April 6, 2009

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico

We left the White Sands valley today to go to the City of Rocks State Park in New Mexico near Silver City.

We arrived early in the afternoon to this:


The Rocks are formed of volcanic ash 30 million years ago and sculpted by wind and water into rows of monolithic Blocks. The rock formations at the park are so unique that they are only known to exist in six other places in the world. Until 1200 A.D, Mimbres Indian roamed this area and left arrowheads and pottery shards as evidence of their culture. Spanish conquistadors also spent time in the area, carving crosses into the rooks.


P4061241 The jackrabbits are everywhere and Jenna sees about half of them:



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