New Mexico has a lot to offer but one enjoying hiking at the National Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks. The atmosphere was breathe taking that it helped me clear my mind and move forward for what the world has to offer. Lift my chin up then strive the dreams I want to fulfilled!
Follow #mypubliclandsroadtrip Stops This Week in BLM New Mexico and Nearby States!
BLM in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas care for 13.5 million acres of public lands, from breathtaking prairies and lush riparian areas to open woodlands and desert peaks – the iconic landscapes of the American West. Join #mypubliclandsroadtrip all week to explore outstanding national monuments and wilderness areas, visit unique historic and prehistoric sites, enjoy a diversity of recreation sites and more!
“Did you know #AmericanHikingSociety hosts over 50 trail stewardship trips every year? In 2014 alone, we organized 57 trail projects across the country working with federal land agencies like #BLM to identify areas that need the most care. We equipped 449 volunteers with the tools they needed to put some love back into our trail system. That comes out to 17,960 hard working hours put in by volunteers. The success of these volunteers can be seen across 285 miles of trails that were improved, including the BLM’s Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument pictured here!
The monument is a remarkable location to observe, study, and experience the geologic processes that shape natural landscapes. The cone-shaped tent rock formations are the products of volcanic eruptions that occurred 6 to 7 million years ago and left pumice, ash, and tuff deposits over 1,000 feet thick. A national recreation trail and the wheelchair-accessible Veterans Memorial Trail offer unique hikes and picturesque views. Volunteers spent the week building water diversions on a one-mile section of this heavily used trail. These water diversions will help prevent continued trail erosion and ensure that the trail is accessible and safe for future hikers.”