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The New Mexico landscape

El Malpais’s road not taken and history’s graffiti at El Morro

August 12th 2007
Today, we plan to explore two National Monuments: the lava flows and caves along the Chain of Craters Road in El Malpais and the sandstone rock formation of El Morro. To begin the journey, we take NM Highway 53 along El Malpais’s western edge. At the visitor’s center, Ranger Maryanna Ireland tells us that the best spot for photographing the lava flows and sandstone cliffs is along Highway ... read more
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