Travel Photo Challenge Day 9 Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

Powdered paw prints look like tuft.

Tuft luck Paparazzo. Don’t look at me. Those ain’t my stinking powdered paw prints.

Jupiter with moons and Saturn are becoming more distant. December 30, 2020.

Day 8 of the Travel Photo Challenge is photos from Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico about 45 miles north of us on the Pajarito Plateau at the base of the Jemez Mountains. These photos were taken in November 2015. The Tent Rocks are formed from pyroclastic rock in the volcanic tuft. The softer tuft erodes under the rock-forming tent-shaped hoodoos. The only other place on earth that has formations like this is in Turkey.

The travel photoblog of the day is Jet Eliot’s Travel and Wildlife Adventures at Jet & Athena are serious travel photographers and adventurers who go to many exotic places around the world. Jet is also a novelist, and Athena is a wonderful photographer who does a lot of the photos on Jet’s blog. We have followed each other for many years.

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

15 thoughts on “Travel Photo Challenge Day 9 Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

    • Thanks, Lavinia. Los Alamos is build on finger of the Bandelier Tuft. Tent Rocks is south of Los Alamos.

    • Hi Shey. You are like me with that sense of it’s a mountain, it’s there, climb it. When we lived in Spain we went camping up north. I found this campground on the map that showed in was at the end of a goat trail. One way in and one way out. We found it at the top of a mountain in an old caldera, literally at the end of a goat trail.

      There was a village with no stores or bars. The campground had the only bar and restaurant for miles around. Different food trucks came into the village daily with milk, produce, meats, etc. Once we got settled in, the fist thing Tristan and I did was climb to the top of the rim of the caldera to check out the views. We noticed there were no trails and have to bush wack and rock climb.

      The next day when I was waiting in line to buy milk and cheese from the dairy truck, a man standing in line with me asked if I was the one who climbed the rim. I said yes. He asked me why I would do such a silly thing. I answered to see the views. I asked him if he had ever climbed the rim. He said only part way to get a goat down. I asked how long he had lived in the village. He said all his life. I asked: and you have never climbed the rim? He said no, he had no reason to. I found that fascinating that he had no curiosity about what was beyond the caldera he’d lived in all his life. He thought I was a strange curiosity to want to know.

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