my first El Malpais post at the end of July, I promised more information about this beautiful and Huge National Monument and Conservation Area.
All of the photos in this post are from areas along HWY 117. These first 2 photos are from Sandstone Bluffs Overlook. (Keep in mind when visiting the Sandstone Bluffs that this area closes at dusk). The vistas from the Bluffs show lava flows and interesting sandstone formations.
This is photo of the remains of the Garrett homestead, which was built in the 1930's. It can be seen in the Sandstone Bluffs area.
As you can see I was here at sunset, and as the following un-retouched photo will attest, sunsets in "the badlands" are spectacular!