Tent Rocks National Monument

Last summer, I challenged myself to become a tourist in my own state of New MexicoIn continuation of this adventure, last week some of my good friends and I took a mini roadtrip to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument in New Mexico. 

According to the National Conservation Lands Website, "The cone-shaped tent rock formations are the products of volcanic eruptions that left pumice, ash, and tuff deposits over 1,000 feet thick.  Tremendous explosions from the Jemez volcanic field spewed pyroclasts (rock fragments), while searing hot gases blasted down slopes in an incandescent avalanche called a “pyroclastic flow" (2015). 

It was an early morning (earlier for some more than others but totally worth it! ;). We got there right before it opened to beat any crowds and the heat! We hiked, took fun photos, and had a great time! It was my first time going and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a nice day trip with good views!

We took loads of pictures, here's just a few of the highlights:

our makeshift camera stand

- CD