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Archive for October 31, 2009

Bisti Egg Garden

Egg Garden at Bisti Badlands

Bisti Egg Garden

The Bisti Badlands in northwestern New Mexico is home to countless hoo doos and other bizarre rock formations. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Not many people visit the Bisti, mostly outdoorsy types: hikers, photographers, eco–warriors, and the like.

This photo was taken last winter. We had to walk several miles, and use a GPS to locate the Egg Garden, so named because of the strange egg shaped rock formations that lie scattered about. Some are intact, others are cloven open as if some pre-historic or other-worldly creature had hatched from them.

That trip was supposed to be a two day excursion, but when we returned on the second morning, it was bitter cold, and snow was beginning to fall, so we retreated to the warmth of the car and went looking for a Starbuck’s instead. So much for the intrepid photographer!