April 22, 2017

Kasha-Katuwe - Tent Rock in New Mexico

Ahh! Excellent hiking and a breath taking, memorized beauty at Tent Rock National Monument. Tent rock is in-between Santa Fe and Albuquerque New Mexico in this little Indian town near Pena Blanca town and Cochiti Town and lake.  The hike is a intermediate to hard with the top trails being a little steep. There are places that you use your hand to climb up rock. I saw all kind of people climbing it from small children to the seniors. It make it nice because it is a 1/2 hour all the way up and then if you want to go and to the lower trail it is 15 minute loop. So a good 1 1/2 hour it would take you to finish. I would like to run parts of it but I went at a time when it was crowded on a Saturday morning. The monument took 7 million years to develop through volcanic eruption to flooding and wind and rain development. Some of the small peaks had little boulders on top of them looked like if you through a rock up there and hit it, it would come tumbling down.  Years ago the pueblo lived in the pumice rock where they dug big holes in the side of the rock that looked like caves.  

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