Petroglyphs,Museum of NH, El Malpais
Trip Start May 01, 2013
186Trip End May 01, 2014
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We took three hikes in the park and saw some wonderful examples of petroglyphs.
Day 329 - The Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque. The kids love dinosaurs, especially Trent the 7year old. He was definitely in his element here
Day 330 - Today we leave Albuquerque and head towards Flagstaff. Along the way we stop at El Malpais (Bureau of Land Management Area) and the kids work on their jr. ranger badges as we explore the area. We were able to take a mile hike on top of the lava rocks and I have to say it was a pretty amazing thing to do. The trail is well marked by piled lava rocks that guide you along the walk - these are called cairns. It was a bit scary at times when you would look down at a fissure and would wonder just how far down does that go? Of course the kids always threw a rock or two down and would wait to hear it hit the bottom. Some took longer than others. Along with the lava, we went to the Sandstone Bluffs and also to the large arch. It was a nice break during our long drive ahead.
The wind started to blow around 50 mph so we cut the drive a little shorter than Flagstaff and stayed in Winslow. We had planned on Holbrook, but the wind there was reaching up to 70 mph, so we kept going enduring the sand storms that would blow across the roads in several locations.
Day 331 - Today we head to Williams, AZ - a long drive from Albuquerque, so we decided to break it up and go and see the Meteor Crater along the way
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