Arrows to the Sky: A Visit to Tent Rocks

In October of 2012 we went on our last hike before the winter. Here are some of the breathtaking photographs I snapped as well as a couple of short video clips I put up on my YouTube channel. One of the highlights was a hairy tarantula. None of us had ever seen a tarantula that was not in captivity. It was a bit unnerving but exciting! If you have never been to Tent Rocks National Monument~ it is a must see. I live in such a beautiful state.

“The Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is a remarkable outdoor laboratory, offering an opportunity to observe, study, and experience the geologic processes that shape natural landscapes. The national monument, on the Pajarito Plateau in north-central New Mexico, includes a national recreation trail  and ranges from 5,570 feet to 6,760 feet above sea level.

The cone-shaped tent rock formations are the products of volcanic eruptions that occurred 6 to 7 million years ago and left pumice, ash and tuff deposits over 1,000 feet thick. Tremendous explosions from the Jemez volcanic field spewed pyroclasts (rock fragments), while searing hot gases blasted down slopes in an incandescent avalanche called a “pyroclastic flow.” In close inspections of the arroyos, visitors will discover small, rounded, translucent obsidian (volcanic glass) fragments created by rapid cooling. Please leave these fragments for others to enjoy.”

Information from the BLM web site~

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17 Comments on “Arrows to the Sky: A Visit to Tent Rocks”

  1. Clowie Says:

    I’d love to visit there – it looks fascinating.

  2. johncoyote Says:

    I was in the Army for 15 years. Most of my time station in the hot places in our world. I learn to be kind to the animals of the desert. I like the photos. I awoke many days with a spider upon my blanket trying to keep warm. A gentle push and they run to safety. Thank you for the amazing photos.

    • Felicia Says:

      What a awesome story John! Yes- I always enjoy reading about your adventures and reading your poetry. Glad to know you were in the army, yet you didn’t kill the spiders. Someone who is to be comended indeed.
      *Felicia

    • Felicia Says:

      What a awesome story John! Yes- I always enjoy reading about your adventures and reading your poetry. Glad to know you were in the army, yet you didn’t kill the spiders. Someone who is to be commended indeed.
      *Felicia

  3. Violet Says:

    Beautiful pictures. I feel so inspired by them.

    • Felicia Says:

      Thanks Kalliope~ I really did enjoy my first introduction to your site. I must say that you are a very intriguing person. Your self portraits are out of this world. They are so whimsical and appear to be driven by fantasy. You are a wonderful artist and I am glad I came across the site of someone real in the virtual world of mindless rambling.
      *Felicia

  4. Yordie Says:

    Love the pic collection!

  5. askmaverick Says:

    Amazing shots with great composition.


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