Sunday, January 1, 2012

A belated post from our NM/AZ trip

After our stay in Alamogordo, we left on December 12, hoping to have a leisurely trip towards home. Our first stop was City of Rocks State Park, about 30 miles northwest of Deming. We intended to spend a day in Silver City, but it rained all day and was totally miserable. We stayed at City of Rocks for 3 nights, and our last day there enjoyed sunny weather and a nice hike among the rocks.

Dreary day - view from our site.

Sites here are large and have electricity, water, grill, and covered table.

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This jackrabbit thought that if he froze, we couldn't see him.

Sunny day!  Cook's Peak in the distance.

Taking a hike through the rocks.

A little observatory. All the campsites are named for planets and constellations.

The first of several metates we saw.

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There were 6 metates in this rock, and one had been worn completely through.

Looking across the top of the City of Rocks.

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