Balancing Rocks

(Faywood NM)
During a recent stay at City of Rocks State Park I hiked numerous times through the rock formations. It really was a fascinating place, with different views each time I ventured out.

Rocks balanced

Balancing Rocks

It struck me that there were lots of balancing rocks along the paths. I wondered if they were monitored for safety. Or, could they come tumbling down at any moment? Nevertheless, I climbed over and under, squeezed through, jumped around and thoroughly enjoyed myself.

Balancing rocks and sotol

City of Rocks State Park

Rock atop another rock

Rock on top of rock

They were visually appealing regardless of any risk. The varied shapes, sizes, colors, textures and arrangements stimulated my imagination. So, I expect several paintings will result from the visit eventually.

Two rocks stacked up

More balanced rocks

Boulder between others

Rock jam

Some campsites were located right amongst the boulders. Spaces between the rocks conveniently provided easy access to the paths that wend their way through the formations.

RV between boulders

Tardis at City of Rocks SP

Despite not having hook-ups (my rig really didn’t need them) I enjoyed my time at this camp. And, Tardis seemed to fit in nicely between the rocks. For more details about this park, see my City of Rocks post from last year.

Camp: City of Rocks SP – Dry camp
Scene: Rocks, boulders, trails

4 Responses to Balancing Rocks

  1. Barney Ward December 17, 2014 at 7:57 pm #

    I missed a lot when I was there. I do not recall but about three sets of balanced rocks. Maybe I need a refresher stay there.

    • Pleinguy December 17, 2014 at 8:04 pm #

      There are quite a few of the balancing rocks. I’m pretty sure there were more than I showed. It’s a really interesting place to roam around.

  2. Martha December 17, 2014 at 8:00 pm #

    You show some really interesting rock formations in this post. It being a state park wouldn’t you imagine someone would be monitoring the safety of the rocks, for liability purposes if nothing else.

    • Pleinguy December 17, 2014 at 8:06 pm #

      I suspect you are correct Martha. It was just a thought that crossed my mind while wandering through the maze of rocks.

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