OK, here’s this week’s final installment of New Mexico travel photos from Mom and Dad Victory.
First, the Palisades rock formations near Cimarron, N.M. Very pretty!
But the El Malpais National Monument (lava flows) in northwestern N.M. are super cool, because cactus grows up out of the rather freshly dried lava (fresh as in only 2-3,000 years old).
An overview shot of the lava flows. “Lava flows, cinder cones, pressure ridges and complex lava tubes dominate the landscape,” says the National Park Service.
I think only piles of sand are more arid than this, people.