Jémez Tent Rocks

(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.

Jémez Tent Rocks

Jémez Tent Rocks

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.

Jémez Tent Rocks

From the Cliff Edge

Jémez Tent Rocks

Close Up of Tent

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.

Jémez Tent Rocks

A Different Group

Jémez Tent Rocks

View at the Top

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

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4 Responses to Jémez Tent Rocks

  1. Barney Ward February 14, 2018 at 3:47 pm #

    Thank you for another good tour.

  2. Pleinguy February 14, 2018 at 3:54 pm #

    Another hidden gem.

  3. Bradford Harris February 15, 2018 at 8:27 pm #

    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

    • Pleinguy February 15, 2018 at 8:34 pm #

      I agree with all your comments; not ready to hang it up yet.

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