Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Friday, February 19, 2016
We checked out Valley Of Fires where as recent at 4000 years ago there was a flowing lava.
It is kind of odd that the lava flowed where it did on basically a smal area of plains between two big mountain ranges.
On our side trip to the lava we also went to a big rock shop with awesome rocks including some Trinitite (Glass formed from the Trinity Nuclear Test). The shop was right near the northern boundary of the Trinity Test area, sadly you can only visit it on 2 days each year and it isn't today.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
It is run by the BLM and has a few campsites right at the site itself and a larger campground a few miles down the road.
There are also the ruins of a little village.
Also in the free-for-all spirit of the BLM you can just wander anywhere you want to look at the glyphs.
There is a trail down the main ridge with descriptions and such but we actually found much better glyph off the beaten track.
Some are really cool using the bumps on the rocks or the corners to make 3-D faces or animals.
That hump on the left was one place we explored.
We also found some pieces of pottery which is probably also 600 years old.
I wanted to find an Arrow head someplace on this trip but I never did.
But you can tell I liked this place.
These were an appetizer of green chili cheese onion rings!
We scrounged wood and had a campfire one of very few we've had this trip.
We did lose him for a bit when he went coyote ugly chasing a rabbit barking and yipping for about 15 minutes.
Of course that is on purpose to prevent any contamination from other radio signals.