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Petroglyph National Monument stretches 17 miles along Albuquerque, New Mexico's West Mesa, a volcanic basalt escarpment that dominates the city’s western horizon. Five dormant volcanic cones and a seventeen-mile basalt escarpment show how a series of eruptions over 100,000 years ago formed the West Mesa. The basalt boulders that tumbled down to the escarpment's edge later provided an ideal material for carving Puebloan and Spanish petroglyphs. The first human activity in this region goes back 12,000 years, but most of the 17,0000 petroglyphs originated between AD 1300 and 1650. In content, complexity and style of execution, these petroglyphs are referred to as the Rio Grande style of rock art. Many of the designs are still used by contemporary Pueblo Indians, such as Kokopelli, the hump-backed flute player. The monument protects a variety of cultural and natural resources including five volcanic cones, hundreds of archaeological sites and an estimated 24,000 images carved by Ancestral Pueblo peoples and early Spanish settlers. Many of the images are recognizable as animals, people, brands and crosses; others are more complex. Their meaning was, possibly, understood only by the carver. These images are the cultural heritage of a people who have long since moved into other areas and moved on through history for many reasons. The basalt rocks' geologic nature allows for the creation of the petroglyphs on their surface. The rocks contain high concentrations of iron, manganese and calcium. Over thousands of years of exposure to the desert's rough environment, a "desert varnish" forms on the surface. The varnish is formed from the oxidization, or rusting, of the manganese and iron when mixed with oxygen in the air and water from rain; this varnish is dark, almost-black and glossy in appearance. #newmexico #landofenchantment #livinghistory #culturepreservation #nativeamerica #explorenewmexico #newmexicotrue #travelphotography #nationalhistoriclandmark #explorer #NewMexico #rockart #albuquerque #newmexicotrue #visitabq #nationalparkservice #travelnewmexico #petroglyphs #petroglyphnationalmonument #newmexplorations #discovernewmexico #instagrammersnm #albuquerque
I can see my house from here! 🌥⛰☁️
**Long Post Alert** While walking the short trail that leads to close-up views of markings left by peoples long ago, I was lost in thought. Thoughts of the meanings of the shapes, what stories or important information someone who stood where I stood, possibly thousands of years ago, was trying to convey. And how different areas were devoid of human images, but then showed up in great numbers in other areas. How hand prints on top of hand prints were such a powerful sign of the need for humans to make their mark. Were they simply saying "I, too, was here," like signing a log book, or was it more of a mark to show that the area was hospitable? It wasn't until I came to the final visitor sign that I realized, perhaps these marks weren't meant for my eyes. It's not a question of whether the people who left them were thinking of ME, but rather that my ignorance of the full history and cultures represented then and today makes me a trespassor. And that was truly humbling, for which I am so grateful to have experienced. It is embarassing that it took this long for me to realize that cultural/heritage sites are just as interesting as, and often interwoven with, the natural lands I seek for isolation. I highly encourage everyone to include sites like this in their travels, but please be respectful of the space that you visit by allowing it to stimulate new ideas, staying on marked trails, keeping a safe distance from wildlife, and leaving it better than you found it. 🙏 P. S. can you spot the quails (at least I like to think they're quails)? . . . #educateyourself #petroglyphs #petroglyphnationalmonument #optoutside #adventurelikeyougiveadamn #findyouradventure #adventureisoutthere #girlswhohike #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #exploremore #happeningoutside #sheadventures #hiking #landscapeepic #adventureenthusiasts #wildernessculture #getoutside #getoutstayout #idhikethat
We went to @petroglyphnps today on way to @launchpadabq in Albuquerque, NM for the show today. I was taking a picture of these amazing ancient petroglyphs and feeling a huge connection to the past, but what my photo captured mostly was @washboardbreezy ’s eyes. It was the present, not the past that was the gift today. #enchanted #bigdamnband #revpeyton #reverendpeyton #reverendpeytonsbigdamnband #revpeytonsbigdamnband #countryblues #frontporchblues #slideguitar #washboardbreezy #sadmaxsenteney #youcantstealmyshine #ishinetoobright #pooruntilpayday #petroglyphs #petroglyphnationalmonument #albuquerque
Eu aprendi com Dora Pankararu que a aldeia a gente leva no coração. Mesmo longe , nesse frio da alemanhã , me aquece a alma ter perto de mim ocre urucum meus sellos e meus papéis amate com as preciosas imagens de arte rupestre do Parque Nacional da Capivara. Que eles possam me ajudar a apresentar ao mundo o protagonismo feminino na história e na arte deste continente amado. #descolonizarte #elenão #ocher #petroglyphnationalmonument #petroglifos #arterupestre #womenart #womenartists
Hiked around Petroglyph National Monument this morning. An impressive garden of volcanic boulders which are decorated with more than 24,000 petroglyphs. Most carved by the Pueblo people and early Spanish settlers from between 400 and 700 years ago. . . . . . . . . #petroglyphnationalmonument #petroglyphs #petroglyph #albuquerque #newmexico
Doing the duck face thing at the top of Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, NM....Thanksgiving weekend 2017. #TBT #hikingfun #travelmemories #selfie #duckface #petroglyphnationalmonument #findyourpark #hiking #travelphotography #traveladventures #travelgram #albuquerquenm #nationalparks #supportoutdoors #hikingadventures
Checked out #petroglyphnationalmonument in the afternoon in #albuquerque #SVP2018
Sacred Stone. There are numerous, awe-inspiring petroglyphs at Piedras Marcadas Canyon. This one captivated me the most, but they all evoke a sense of the sacred, ancient nature of the land. You can almost feel the voices of the past here, and are compelled to approach with reverence. #piedrasmarcadas #piedrasmarcadascanyon #petroglyphs #petroglyph #petroglyphnationalmonument #albuquerque #newmexico #ancientwisdom
Yesterday we had a full day to explore Albuquerque. Unfortunately the final hot air balloon launch got cancelled because of weather, but after doing some research we decided to go to Petroglyph National Monument. Even though we got rained on a little, it was seriously such a cool place to explore. It was like the most exciting game of hide and seek, but with such a great and important historical relevance. There are four trails in the park, three with petroglyphs (mostly from the Pueblo people but some from after the Spanish arrived in what is now New Mexico) and on the west side of the park is a trail around the ancient volcanoes. If you are ever in Albuquerque, be sure to check out this beautiful, amazing place. #newmexico #albuquerque #albuquerquenm #petroglyphs #petroglyphnationalmonument #pueblopetroglyphs #piedrasmarcadascanyontrail #piedrasmarcadascanyon
Went on a lil stroll today. Thanks boo for always taking photos of me. 🌋 (Also, I tried to recreate @kylephllps photo. He said I did well. I think he lied.)
Petroglyph National Monument was mysterious and amazing. Such a sense of time and the eternal! #petroglyphs #petroglyphnationalmonument
Zoey and I did the Rinconada Canyon hike at Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque. There are hundreds of petroglyphs in a one mile stretch and it was pretty fun trying to find them! #petroglyphs #petroglyphnationalmonument #albuquerque #womenwhohike #womenontheroad #sheexplores #newmexico
So our trip to the Albuquerque balloon fiesta was a pretty big FAIL, but we got to see some pretty cool things instead!! . Two days in a row various factors prevented us from getting to the festival and then getting rained out of our hot air balloon this morning left me pretty balloon sad. (I was VERY excited about these damn balloons, let me tell you #noshame ) . Thankfully, Nick and I have learned that when life gives you limes make margaritas (maybe that’s a brad paisley song and I stole it or maybe not). So instead we decided to use our BRIGHT AND EARLY start to the day (we are taking 5 am) to go hike Petroglyph national monument and see all the old history and even got a pretty cool view of the balloons from the top, so maybe it was a win-win. My dad always laughs at me because I’m obsessed with “old rocks” as he says when it comes to ruins and things like this!! So I was giggling inside about his reaction if he was with us ahah, thankfully nick is a fellow “old rock” enthusiast like me 😂😉😉 . . . . . #albuquerqueballoonfiesta #petroglyphs #petroglyphnationalmonument #newmexico #oldrocks #travel #roadtrip #roadtripusa #roadtrippers #crosscountry #history #nativeamericanculture #cysticfibrosis #spoonietravels #chronicillnesswarrior #spoonie #65roses #saltysquad #lifeisanadventure #lungdisease #cantstopme
Last weekend. Goldendoodle + trail + cinder cone + New Mexico = happiness. #dogsofinstagram #dog #goldendoodlesofinstagram #goldendoodlepuppy #puppy #cute goldendoodleguru_ #goldendoodlesofinsta #petroglyphnationalmonument
Wouldn’t be a trip out West without a new National Park stop... 🏜 #abq #petroglyphs #petroglyphnationalmonument #newmexicotrue #nps
Hiked Petroglyph National Monument and the view was spectacular #petroglyphnationalmonument #newmexicoskies #newmexicostate #newmexico
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By happy accident we had the Volcanoes to ourselves tonight. . . #findyourpark #petroglyphnationalmonument #hikingadventures
Today I learned that #petroglyphs are incised or tapped into rocks whereas pictographs are painted. These are 400-700 years old. #petroglyphnationalmonument
We went hiking at the Pteroglyphs National Monument today! They were so amazing to see! It was so cool to be so close and see something so old in a beautiful outdoor setting! #albuquerque #petroglyphs #petroglyphnationalmonument
Petroglyph National Monument
Petroglyph National Monument
It was a gorgeous day out at the Petroglyphs. #getoutside #familytime #nmoutside #petroglyphnationalmonument
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