(nr Shiprock NM)
Another well known peak called Shiprock, could be seen from miles away. It is located on Navajo land, and is considered by them to be sacred. So, no hiking or climbing allowed. It sat a goodly distance from the road.
I drove several miles off the main highway in order to get a closer view. However, I arrived at the wrong time for decent lighting in the photograph. As a result, the peak didn’t appear as grand as I expected. Still, it was a pretty impressive rock formation.
My disappointment was soon replaced with joy when driving down the highway. Several other massive rock formations were seen not too far off. They were of varied shapes and sizes. Each probably have names too, at least to the locals.
It was good to finally see Shiprock at a closer range, even with less than ideal conditions. Plus, the other interesting rocks made the trip worthwhile.
Camp: Cibola NF-Hilso Trails boondock
Scene: Desert, rock formations
Thanks again Pleinguy for the tour and pictures.
You’re welcome Barney. And, thanks for following the journey.
I sure liked the rock formations. They are beautiful, especially with how they tower over the land.
I too love the rock formations. Can’t get enough.
I’ve been past Shiprock many times but never got up close. I love the looks of it from back on the highway though.
I drove several miles down a side road to get closer; but, I think it just took me to the side and not nearer. Even using my zoom lens it still appeared distant. Still an impressive rock though.