We’ve spent quite a bit of time in New Mexico. Whenever were close to Montezuma we always find time to sit a spell, even if we have a blog to do. Here, Donn proves he is a true multi-tasker. A good friend, PJ Trujillo, told us of some local art work (pictographs) on some rock walls southeast of town. Sounds like an adventure. Right after this soak.
What we thought to be “cattle gates”, ACTUALLY, turns out to be for these things. This is just seconds before Donn said, “They can shoot little hairs into your skin.” OK, enough said, back into the van for more traveling. We heard of a place in southwest NM called Last Chance Canyon. It is “not so known” for it’s rock climbing. After a 3mile drive on extremely bumpy dirt road we arrived at a deep cut into the earth’s crust. Perfect place to hang for a bit. No pictures of climbing here but you get the idea. Limestone with vertical to overhanging pocketed routes. Despite the lack of a guidebook, we did enjoy the handful of routes that caught our eye. Speaking of catching an eye……… On our way out, we were harassed once again by the locals. No sir, that is not a carrot.
These friendly beasts were an added treat to an already great day.
We stopped at Carlsbad Caverns for an awesome stroll underground. We took a self-guided tour and were blown away by all the eye candy. With our cheap point and shoot that Donn uses, only a couple shots came out. But, you get the idea..
We came, we saw, we stayed for the show. Enjoying a beautiful desert sunset, and the company of our fuzzy, nocturnal, friends. No photography allowed during the mass exit, so you will have to witness it for yourself.
The next morning we made our way down the road and drove by a rock buttress that had some cool activity going on. Looks like some kind of quarry.