(nr La Cueva NM)
After a few days, I moved to another boondocking camp in the Jémez Mountains. Research showed that there were some interesting Tent Rocks nearby. So, when Tardis was set up, I hiked up the road to find them. Just over 3/4 of a mile there was a sharp turn where the rock formations could be seen, with some effort.
Since I was above them, atop the cliff, getting a good view was rather difficult. I rock crawled, grabbed tree branches, and laid on my belly to get a few photos. Some spots were a bit precarious, and called into question my sanity. In the second photo, the tree on the left was clinging to the edge; and so was I.
There were other shaped rocks too. Perhaps in the early stages of becoming tents. Trees were surprisingly growing in and around the rocks. Far below was a gravel road. But, I believe it was on private property.
After escaping, without plunging to my end, I took a trail through the forest on the return to camp. It was a more pleasant way, and mostly paralleled the road.
Camp: Santa Fe NF-School House Rd boondock
Scene: Cliff, rock formations
Thank you for another good tour.
Another hidden gem.
Hi Pleinguy. I can so identify with the desire to get a good picture but at the expense of safety. Be careful… But we appreciate the beautiful pictures – worth a calculated risk! Don’t fall to your end out there though… I’ve seen too many of those things on the Road Runner cartoons! — Brad, the Van Trekker
I agree with all your comments; not ready to hang it up yet.