Saturday, August 25, 2007

Truchas Peaks

Driving along the high road from Santa Fe to Taos, we climbed up into the mountains and into some forested areas that could have been in the Sierras.

Truchas Peaks
New Mexico Historical Marker

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This marker is located on Highway 76 near Truchas, New Mexico. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 36° 03.006 W 105° 48.625.

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Ice age glaciers carved these beautiful alpine peaks, among the highest in the New Mexico Rockies, rising to 13,101 feet. Precambrian quartzite, some of the oldest rock in New Mexico, forms the core of the Truchas (the Spanish word for trout) Peaks, part of the Pecos Wilderness that encompasses some of the most pristine mountain terrain in the state.

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