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帳篷岩國家保護區(Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument)—2015.11.21

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我們在從Santa Fe往Albuquerque途中順道進去一遊,在I-25州際公路Exit 264下交流道後沿NM 16公路往西北循指標行約17哩即抵達保護區;由於我們太晚進去,又不知道冬天開放時間縮短,在Slot Canyon Trail半途中就被一位Ranger攔截下來,他告訴我們園方規定在下午三點半前沒登頂的就不能再繼續前行了,我們只好下山,因此錯過許多精華的景點殊為可惜,最扼腕的是女兒了,一再說一定要再來!
 
依照園區的Trail Guide說明,園區有三條Trail,兩條在入口處不遠的停車場,其中一條是環狀的Cave loop Trail (全程1.7哩),另一條是原路來回的Solt Canyon Trail(單程1.5哩,爬升約800呎/244公尺),這兩條步道共用一個登山口,而且前0.5哩是共用的,0.5哩後才分岔,左行1.2哩回到登山口是Cave loop Trail,右行一哩到山頂是Solt Canyon Trail;最後一條Trail是再往西北行車約3.5哩到園區最裡面的Loop Trail(1哩);我們限於時間只選擇外面的Solt Canyon Trail來走,沒想到還是沒走完全程。

Trailhead
Solt Canyon Trailhead
Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico (1)
Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico (3)
Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico (8)
Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico (5)
Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico (14)
Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico 


此地的岩石是於大約六、七百萬年前的火山爆發流出的岩漿經長時間的侵蝕風化所形成,而由於岩層是由不同年代沉積自然形成波浪似的岩層,非常美觀,而且又能形成如此一大片與印第安帳篷“Teepee”那般的神似,不由得讓人讚嘆大自然的鬼斧神工,此保護區恰巧為在印第安人保留地之中,遠遠望去,那些帳篷岩還真的很像是印第安人的村落。
Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico (2)
Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico (4)
Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico (6)
Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico (22)
Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico (7)
Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico (9)
Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico (10)
Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico (11)
Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico (12)
Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico (16)
Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico (17)
Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico 


路上這棵樹根暴露在地表之外的大樹,盤根錯節的樹枝形成了天然的山洞、迷宮。
Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico (19)

 
峽谷沿途狹窄的岩壁與羚羊峽谷(Antelope Canyon)有點近似,只是其氣勢、規模及色彩是無法相提並論的;話說回來,要走這一條步道一定要選有陽光照射的時間走,最好是中午前後,這樣才能拍出鮮豔的色彩,像我們今天在這個冬日的傍晚,頂多拍拍夕陽照到的山頭,其他沒有陽光的部分真是難看得無以形容!

Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico (15)
Solt Canyon Trail, Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (2)
Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico (13)
Solt Canyon Trail, Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (3)
Solt Canyon Trail, Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (4)
Solt Canyon Trail, Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (5)
Solt Canyon Trail, Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (6)
Solt Canyon Trail, Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (7)
Solt Canyon Trail, Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (10)
Solt Canyon Trail, Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (9)
Solt Canyon Trail, Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (8)
Solt Canyon Trail, Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (11)
Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico (20)
Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico (18)
Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico (21)
Solt Canyon Trail, Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument 

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