Saturday, August 05, 2006

Capulin Volcano

We went on Colorado!! I'm not sure that was a wise decision. We had been in the fall for the colors and I wanted to go back for the flowers. Don't get me wrong. It was wonderful and the temperatures were just perfect for me. Unfortunately, we had to come back home to the heat. Having been fabulously cool for a week, the heat is harder to take.

This picture was taken in New Mexico. I have been up to the top of Capulin Volcano many times. Not this time though. This was taken from a moving car as we were speeding by.

60,000 years ago 4 lava flows formed the volcano. It's almost a perfectly shaped cone that rises to an elevation of 8,182 feet above sea level. It is extinct. You can drive a winding 2 mile road to the top. If you are continuing on to the mountains of Colorado, it will give you a taste of what's to come. Paved trails lead down into the 400 ft. deep crater. If you are lucky, you might see a deer, wild turkey, or black bear amongst the pine forest that covers the volcano.

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