Medicinal Mountain Moments

After camping out in Bandelier National Monument at Ponderosa Campground, I hit the road again and experienced the majestic Jemez Mountains and perfect weather.IMG_2114 IMG_2115

Tierra Amarilla (Spanish for “Yellow Earth”) referring to the clay deposits found in the Chama River Valley and used by Native AmericansFullSizeRender (23)

Mesas of the Pajarito Plateau near Los Alamos, NMIMG_2116 IMG_2117 IMG_2118IMG_2120

A lousy attempt at catching a double rainbow…sorry…may have also been driving at this moment.  See it though?!IMG_2122 IMG_2123 IMG_2124IMG_2125

I found a trail to get a closer look at the Chama River.  This could have definitely been a setting for some intense scenes of Breaking Bad for crime to go down out in the middle of nowhere NM.IMG_2145IMG_2136 IMG_2139IMG_2138IMG_2140 IMG_2141

Abiquiu LakeIMG_2146IMG_2150

On the way back home I just had time for pictures of trees (Aspen and birch are my favorites) driving 12-13 hours straight to make it back for work the following day ~1850 miles + 5 days =road trip success!IMG_2156IMG_2153IMG_2157IMG_2152