Saturday, April 6, 2013

Chiricahua National Monument

We drive on a dirt road over a 7600 ft mountain pass from our campground to this area.

15 million years ago a volcano blew similar to Mt St Helen's, spreading deep layers of ash which welded and fused together in varying degrees of hardness.

The ages eroded and weathered the rocks to leave these incredible hoodoo like formations.

We hiked a 4 mile trail through an area called Echo canyon and marveled at the amazing shapes.

This area is in Apache country. I could just imagine Cochise and Geronimo riding through here.

- blessings from the road
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