El Malpais, Mt. Taylor, and the Zuni Mountains: A Hiking Guide and History Sherry Robinson

ISBN: 9780826315274

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El Malpais, Mt. Taylor, and the Zuni Mountains: A Hiking Guide and History  by  Sherry  Robinson

El Malpais, Mt. Taylor, and the Zuni Mountains: A Hiking Guide and History by Sherry Robinson
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West central New Mexico offers some of the most diverse and fascinating landforms in the Southwest. Volcanic activity shaped the tortured landscape of El Malpais in the recent geologic past. The broad mass of Mount Taylor, an 11,389-foot volcano fromMoreWest central New Mexico offers some of the most diverse and fascinating landforms in the Southwest. Volcanic activity shaped the tortured landscape of El Malpais in the recent geologic past. The broad mass of Mount Taylor, an 11,389-foot volcano from another age, is the setting for a popular quadrathlon.

And the gentle and park-like Zuni Mountains are ideal for hiking, biking, or a Sunday drive. The three areas provide unique outdoor experiences made more accessible by Sherry Robinsons El Malpais, Mt. Taylor, and the Zuni Mountains. Descriptions of hiking trails for each area include levels of difficulty, access, directions, photographs, and maps. Biking, skiing, caving, and auto tours are also included. Learning about the natural history of this special place can only enhance the experience, so Robinson provides descriptions of the geology, flora, and fauna of all three areas.

She covers the regions unusual and little known history in lively and readable accounts that include the Acoma, Zuni, Laguna, and Navajo peoples use of and relationship to the area.



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