title SPACE

This photo-essay of 41 pages describes
Abby's and my journey in New Mexico
from the Acoma Pueblo to El Morro.

WE VISIT THE FOLLOWING SITES: SPACE

ACOMA
Occupied for over 1000 years this pueblo is on top of a 360-foot-high mesa.

LA VENTANA NATURAL ARCH
This is the largest of New Mexico's readily accessible natural arches.

EL MALPAIS
Bordered on the east by elaborately eroded sandstone cliffs, this huge lava field and adjacent lands are characterized by many cinder cones.

ICE CAVE
In the back of this unusual lava cave near Bandera Volcanic Crater underground air-flows maintain a perpetual mass of ice 20 feet deep.

EL MORRO
This large bluff displays signatures, messages and drawings from travelers over a time period of hundreds, if not thousands of years. Anasazi ruins are on top of the mesa.

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The primary source of factual information and translations for this photo-essay is El Morro Trails,published by the SOUTHWEST PARKS and MONUMENTS ASSOCIATION in cooperation with the National Park Service, 1992.