I am a bit under the weather this weekend so decided to dip into the remaining mostly unposted photos from our visit to New Mexico in November 2006. We took two fairly long road trips in 2006 during my year of semi-retirement--the first a one month-long inside passage cruise and drive through Alaska, followed shortly thereafter by two months driving through the national parks of the west and southwest. I wrote a travel blog about the Alaska trip and have partially written about the national parks trip.
This afternoon, I looked at the photos from our visit to the Three Rivers Petroglyphs Site off Highway 54, near Three Rivers, New Mexico. The trails here allow you to get very close to an amazing assortment of over 21,000 petroglyphs thought to have been created between AD1000 and AD 1400 by the Jornada Mogollon people.
Below are 4 images that I made on November 22, 2006. In the first two you can see the Sacramento Mountains in the distance, with the most prominent peak in the 2nd image Sierra Blanca at 11,973 feet: