Travels with Tucker

Travels with Tucker

Monday, December 2, 2013

City of Rocks

28 million years ago, a huge volcano about 15 miles east of Silver City erupted with the force of 1,000 Mount St. Helens.  The hot ash fell in a circle fifty miles across and some of it was so hot that it congealed into rock in tall clumps.  Those clumps were eroded by the wind and the result was a geologic formation so unusual there are only six like it in the world.  Now a state park, the "City of Rocks" is a beautiful and incredibly fun place to explore, which we did around sunset today.  We could have spent hours here wandering around the formations which stand alone in a vast desert plain.  The sunset light really brought out their beauty.
City of Rocks from a distance

Venus and the last of sunset at City of Rocks

1 comment:

  1. We visited a place similar to "City" in New Zealand.