Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Prehistoric Trackways National Monument


We went on a short hike in our new national monument. Unfortunately,things haven't changed much yet. We drove by some folks taking target practice on an old toilet. There was plenty of trash everywhere,and the old quarry makes for a less than appealing gateway. We went down an alternate fork of the canyon where most people go to see the trackbeds. It was remote,untouched and had the quiet solitude one expects in the Robledo Mountains; quite different from the access point. I found this small natural arch near the top of the canyon. I've done many hikes in the Robledos, but I'd forgotten about them for awhile,maybe I'll start planning some new explorations for next winter.Update: the entry area has been completely cleaned up( Dec. 2015)


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