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Summer 2011

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S: Summer 2011

BC: The End

FC: Texas Hill Country Angel Fire, NM Flagstaff, AZ | Summer 2011

1: Hamilton pool is a Texas state preserve. It is a collapsed grotto just outside Marble Falls. | Hamilton Pool

4: The pool is fed by an underground spring. It also gets water from creeks that run above the grotto.

8: Making our way along the trail to the Pedernales River. We encountered strange critters, found fossils and took in the beautiful scenery.

10: We made it!

11: Natural Bridge Caverns

12: The caverns contain spectacular stalagtites and stalagmites created over millions of years.

16: San Antonio TX

18: Angel Fire, NM

19: on top of | the world | we took the lift to the top of the mountain

20: We visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park. Over 50,000 American soldiers lost their lives during the course of this war.

22: The climbing wall turned out to be quite a challenge for the mountain men and bunge jumping was no easy ride either.

23: Taos

24: San Francisco de Asis Church in Rancho de Taos inspired artists such as Georgia O'Keefe & Ansel Adams. It was built between 1772 & 1816 and is a national historic landmark.

25: We visited Red River spending time with friends, rode the chairlift to the top of the mountain, and of course, a little shopping. | Red River

27: Elk sighting between Red River and Angel Fire

28: Rafting on the Rio Grande River

30: Bud & G'Ma Simmons

32: Flagstaff, AZ

34: Lowell Observatory | We visited the Lowell Observatory which was founded in 1894. Inside the observatory we peered through a refracting telescope and saw M11 (or "Wild Duck"), a star cluster some 5,000 lightyears from Earth.

35: Walnut Canyon National Monument

37: Dwellings on the sides of the mountain.

39: Meteor Crator | Meteor Crator is more than 4, 000 feet across, 570 feet deep & could engulf a 60-story building.. The meteor is 92% iron & 7% nickel. Twenty football games on 20 football fields could be played at the same time on the floor of Meteor Crator, while 2 million spectators watched from its rocky slopes. | A fragment from the actual meteorite.

41: Slide Rock State Park

45: Michael takes the big plunge into the 64 degree water.

49: Sedona

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Tish Mayfield
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  • Title: Summer 2011
  • Texas Hill Country New Mexico: Angel Fire, Red River & Taos
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