Excited to begin my trek through!
Sign Seen Late
Always hike safely, but I didn't notice this sign until after my hike was over.
Had to watch for these sticking me but enjoyed just inspecting them.
The Hike Begins
A nice couple with a tripod and good camera offered to take this photo of me.
As I moved through the terrain, every turn presented a new vista.
The temperature rose into the 90's. I rested, stayed hydrated and took in the views.
Blue and Rust
Looking up I appreciated Nature's artwork.
Grandma used to take the family on hiking trips. I was proud to wear her scarf today.
Shafts of Light
Slots in the canyon walls were so narrow in some places that there was space just enough to touch both sides of it.
The higher I climbed the hotter the sun felt.
Walls of Stone
I imagined what these would look like under water, during the time when waves carved the shapes around me.
Top Of Tent Rocks
What a victory to have reached the very top of Tent Rocks!
I marveled at the view and at my endurance. I knew when I saw a photograph of this place that I wanted to be up here in reality. I made it.
This stubborn tree seems determined to survive in this rocky dry terrain. And look beautiful doing so.
Off To Magdalena / Soccorro
Another road trip on September 12th. More beautiful hills and skies.
I've always wanted to visit this place!
Jodi Foster was filmed here for the movie Contact, where this radio dishes pick up the signal of a far-off civilization.
School buses can fit inside the dish!
Where it all started.
Machined by Man
Amazing what ghumans can create espeially when there is a purpose.
The rains subsided shortly after I arrived but started to pick up again. In the desert one can see what direction thestorms are coming from.
I watched all of the dishes slowly turn all at once. It was unforgettable!
No cell phones to be used here because it scrambles things. Quite a wonderous visit!
Radio Telescopes Afar
All of the rows of dishes are anchored to tracks and are occasionally moved into various configurations. Great place, the VLA!