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Chimney Rock

Went on a lovely hike today to Chimney Rock, which looks like this:
From a distance.

From a distance.

When you get up to the mesa that is of equal height to it, it looks more like this:

At the top.

At the top.

But what that photo doesn’t show is that the winds were blowing ferociously up there, so hard that all I could do was snap the photo and come on down.

Part of the reason was this storm:

Summer storm.

Summer storm.

It hasn’t rained yet, though the winds are still blowing something fierce.

On the way back to camp I saw this awesome lizard. 10 big points for whoever can tell me what kind it is. Erik used to know, but doesn’t remember now. It sure is pretty!

 

Lizard on a rock.

Lizard on a rock.

Some of my sharper readers may have noticed I had an unfortunate spelling error on Abiquiu in my earlier post. It has been corrected.

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