State: New Mexico
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Friday we packed up the RV and headed out of Santa Fe since the temps were supposed to drop and snow was looking likely. We decided to drop down to Albuquerque since elevation was lower and temps were a little bit warmer. Since the drive was so quick, we decided to travel separately. I left a bit earlier and scoped out a parking place off the highway so that Matt wouldn't have to drive the RV up to Tent Rocks. We parked the RV in a nicely paved, very empty parking lot for a Mormon monument. I've only seen one episode of Breaking Bad, but I did have visions of some drugged out wingnuts breaking into our RV and running off with it while we were gone. But good vibes at the Mormon monument and our RV was still there when we returned.
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (let's just call it Tent Rocks) is AWESOME! This has got to be one of my all-time favorite hikes. It's got a narrow, slot canyon that's fun to squeeze through, sides to climb up, hoodoos... all kinds of eye candy. It's especially great because the kids could do it on their own too with no major cliffs for them to fall off.
We had a bit of a rough start, but everyone made it back to the car without having to be carried (too long).
I'll be sharing our travel plans, some reviews, cooking ideas (because I know you are all jealous of my easy-bake oven), and ... oh who am I kidding?! I'll be lucky to get our photos posted!