Catron County, New Mexico has about 400 miles of paved road, and we're planning to walk every mile of it ... eventually ...

Saturday, November 18, 2006

These are Sandhill Cranes. In the background, to the left, if I'm not mistaken, is the peak that's shown on my map as Cerro Colorado. It's about a hundred miles to the east, and I'm not sure if it's on the White Sands Missile Range (military reservation) or not - if not, then it's just north of it. According to a book called Roadside Geology of New Mexico, "Mountains visible across the Rio Grande Valley are fault block ranges consisting primarily of tilted Pennsylvanian and Permian sedimentary rocks; in some of them Precambrian igneous and metamorphic rocks are exposed also." Look for the stripes that indicate sedimentary rock.


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