Upon climbing the the mound surrounding the crater, this is your first view. I use the vehicle for scale. The crater is so large I could not capture the whole thing in one frame. The following 3 pictures are the crater from left to right.
After looking around inside the crater for a while, I drove a road the traverses the crater rim, then dropped down the outside of the mound.
Several miles down, a road turned off and headed up into the mountains, so of course I had to check it out.
The road went for a mile or so and ended at a turn around about 1/4 the way up. The mountain range you see in the background are the mountains at Juarez, Mexico.
Lunch was in order, so I set up my chair and surveyed my Kingdom for awhile.
After Lunch it was time to head back. On the road home, I almost ran over this little guy sunning himself in the road. I just had to turn around and go back to see if it was a snake I saw and of course to get a pic if it was. I also took the pic from the safety of the drivers seat.
Another great adventure in the record books, since we will be leaving New Mexico soon, I wanted to make sure I explored this area before leaving.
Thats it for now, so until the next post, take care and see you then.....................