The Road to La Ventana


As I’ve been harping on all week, I just got done taking a pretty extensive road trip through the Southwest.  This here is another one of the pretty spots I was able to check out.  Thanks to my old man for steering me in the right direction.

Like the sandstone bluffs, La Ventana, or the window, is located in El Malpais National Monument.  It’s a massive sandstone arch crafted by years of sediment deposits and erosion.  Or God, if you’re from Texas.  And drive up there wasn’t half bad either.  Check it out…

An awfully nice area to pull over and take some pictures. And I was in no hurry to get to Holbrook, that’s for sure.

Sandstone cliffs everywhere. They were pretty incredible. Too bad about all the traffic though.

See?

Nice place for a drive…

Saw this by the side of the road, just some old ranch shit, but I thought it was awful pretty.

And there’s La Ventana istelf.

Thing’s really big. I guess it’s hard to get perspective in these pictures. Light wasn’t perfect, but it was impressive.

Click on this and read it, if you’re interested in the geology…

Wild west dead tree shot.

That’s kind of a big cliff. Sort of.

And that’s all she wrote…

Well, I gotta run, there’s an airplane boarding with my name on it.  Well, not literally.  But you know what I mean.  The one, the only, Chaco Canyon coming soon.

-B. Littleton

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3 responses to “The Road to La Ventana

  1. Chris & Carl

    Brett, Your pictures are breathtaking;, especially liked the dead tree shot with contrail. And OF COURSE we care about the geology!!

    • Aww, thanks guys. I don’t know if you’ve ever been to the area, but you’d love it. If I found the geology interesting, i can only imagine how much fun you would have. Tell Katie congratulations for me 🙂

  2. Great Photos – love the Gnarly Tree!

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