Say hello to Santa Fe

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Say hello to Santa Fe

Post by dbhguru » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:03 pm


Monica and I have arrived in Santa Fe, NM. We took US 160 east to US 84 and south to our destination. On the way we stopped at Echo Amphitheater, a natural enclosed sandstone formation that is spectacular. Ancient junipers cover the terrain as one approaches the formation. The rings on specimens pruned along the trail were much to narrow to count. I'll have images when I download my camera. Anyway, if you are traveling down U.S. 84 on your way to Santa Fe, I highly recommend stopping.

We're staying at a B&B in old Santa Fe that sets at an altitude of 7090 feet. Santa Fe is really up in the air, but the surrounding mountains are pretty subdued compared to Colorado's San Juan's. I don'tsee much, if any, opportunities for really big trees. Perhaps in some of the canyons of the Sangre de Cristo range, but it is really dry. More to come.

Robert T. Leverett
Co-founder, Native Native Tree Society
Co-founder and President
Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest
Co-founder, National Cadre

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