Thursday, 15 July 2010

City of Rocks (and Silver City)

A couple of hours drive west of Las Cruces lies the City of Rocks. After we crossed a ridge we looked down and saw a large circle of rocks rising from the middle of the desert.

Although we had a map we ended up just wandering around the structures and exploring. Henry got his hands into every crevice and Lucy climbed every rock for another photo. There were plenty of jack rabbits around but thankfully we didn't see any snakes.

This national park is well set up for both campers and picnicers and I would recommend bringing a packed lunch and enjoying the view.

After rock climbing we headed north to Silver City. We had an excellent organic lunch at the Kumquat, cooled off with gelato at Alotta Gelato and then wandered along the main street looking at art galleries.

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