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Volcanoes area of Petroglyph National Monument - December 20, 2003

A mild December afternoon seemed like a perfect time to check out the volcanoes that overlook the West Mesa in Albuquerque.

Coming up on the volcanoes on Paseo Del Volcan. My walk will take me over the one on the right and the one in the center. [2048x1536]

A parking lot at the end of a short gravel road. [2048x1536]

Then a trail to the volcanoes. The one furthest south looks to be called JA Volcano on the Petroglyph NM map. [2048x1536]

The middle one seems to be called Black Volcano. [2048x1536]

And the one to the north seems to be called Vulcan Volcano. [2048x1536]

The desert terrain is even more dried out for winter. [2048x1536]

Coming up on the JA volcano. [2048x1536]

Volcano lichens. [2048x1536]

Some sort of little cave on JA Volcano. [2048x1536]

At the top of JA Volcano. [2048x1536]

Looking east over the city to the Sandia mountains. [2048x1536]

Looking southeast over the city to the Manzano mountains. [2048x1536]

Looking northeast. [2048x1536]

Zooming in on downtown Albuquerque. [2048x1536]

Zooming in on Sandia Peak. [2048x1536]

Zooming in on the cliff where the petroglyphs are found and the west side. [2048x1536]

Looking back west at the parking area. [2048x1536]

And west at Mount Taylor in the distance. [2048x1536]

Looking north at Black Volcano from JA Volcano. [2048x1536]

JA Volcano and Albuquerque. [2048x1536]

JA Volcano and the Sandias. [2048x1536]


A view east from between the JA and Black Volcanoes. [2048x1536]

Coming up Black Volcano, a look north at Vulcan. [2048x1536]

Vulcan Volcano from Black Volcano. [2048x1536]

The city from Black Volcano. [2048x1536]

Another look north at Vulcan. [2048x1536]

Looking back south at JA from Black Volcano. [2048x1536]

Looking southeast from Black Volcano. [2048x1536]

Zooming in on the northern part of Albuquerque. There's a balloon in there. [2048x1536]

A plane coming in over the volcanoes. [2048x1536]

Another plane coming in. [2048x1536]

Looking west from Black Volcano. [2048x1536]

Another view east. [2048x1536]

South. [2048x1536]

Southeast. [2048x1536]

North. [2048x1536]

The top of Black Volcano. [2048x1536]

Another look northeast. [2048x1536]

There's that balloon again. [2048x1536]




Something must live in there. [2048x1536]
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