Red Rocking in New Mexico
Last week I came across a calendar I had designed for 2015. To tell the truth, I had completely forgotten about the calendar. The pictures and the words lifted my spirit at this time of injustice, loss, death, and despair sweeping across the country. The following photos and words are from different months of that calendar.
Figure 1: Starting out on a cold fall morning in late 2014 about 60 – 70 miles from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Kim on the right with kids Kara and Jaden, and friend Brayden in the middle.
If you are a hiker, you will especially appreciate the challenge of the climb. If you are a God-follower you will especially appreciate the encouragement of the ancient words — some of them over 3,000 years old
Figure 2: Kim admiring the red gallup sandstone. Red tint due to traces of iron (rust) deposited with sand at the shore of the cretaceous seaway about 60 million years ago.
Figure 3: This is what they call slick-rock – smooth sandstone surface. The rock face was so steep that I was truly scared of falling down. Jaden and Brayden didn’t seem too worried though.
Figure 4: We made it to the top. Kara is pointing out the direction to Albuquerque, New Mexico. We enjoyed lunch while absorbing the glorious view.
Figure 5: After lunch we explored the top of the mesa before heading down.
Figure 6: Bum-sliding down the mountain…Same ol’ slick-rock.
Figure 7: Healthy-tired but fulfilled. Did we really just climb this mesa behind us?
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