Saturday, September 27, 2014

Albuquerque West Mesa

The city of Albuquerque is a basin
between the mountains in the east
and the mesa on the west.

Then, there is something about volcanoes and petrogylphs,
its geological history and the cultural history.
I don't know much about the geological history, 
but the land is now a high desert with variations in the elevation
within the city.

I found our little adventure interesting enough to order a book.
Maybe in a future blog entry,
I will be able to come up with a simple and straightforward
response to how the region around Albuquerque came to be this way.
For now, we got out to enjoy the trip and where we live.

The photos below are on the mesa facing west.
This is one of the few areas that has not been
developed for commercial or residential purposes.
The land on both sides has been developed.

Going up to the top of the mesa on the west side
is one way to see the sun set in the west.

The photos below are facing east toward Albuquerque.
The Sandia Mountains can be seen in the distance.

This fence is a boundary to the Boco Negra Canyon area
of Petrogylph National Monument.

The city can be seen over the edge of the mesa.

These photos were taken off the highway
near the Boca Negra Canyon area
of Petroglyph National Monument.

Maybe a future adventure?

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