El Malpais, Mt. Taylor, And The Zuni Mountains / Edition 1

El Malpais, Mt. Taylor, And The Zuni Mountains / Edition 1

by Sherry Robinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826315275

ISBN-13: 9780826315274

Pub. Date: 10/01/1994

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

West central New Mexico offers some of the most diverse and fascinating landforms in the Southwest. Volcanic activity shaped the tortured landscape of El Malpais in the recent geologic past. The broad mass of Mount Taylor, an 11,389-foot volcano from another age, is the setting for a popular quadrathlon. And the gentle and park-like Zuni Mountains are ideal for

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West central New Mexico offers some of the most diverse and fascinating landforms in the Southwest. Volcanic activity shaped the tortured landscape of El Malpais in the recent geologic past. The broad mass of Mount Taylor, an 11,389-foot volcano from another age, is the setting for a popular quadrathlon. And the gentle and park-like Zuni Mountains are ideal for hiking, biking, or a Sunday drive.

The three areas provide unique outdoor experiences made more accessible by Sherry Robinson's El Malpais, Mt. Taylor, and the Zuni Mountains. Descriptions of hiking trails for each area include levels of difficulty, access, directions, photographs, and maps. Biking, skiing, caving, and auto tours are also included.

Learning about the natural history of this special place can only enhance the experience, so Robinson provides descriptions of the geology, flora, and fauna of all three areas. She covers the region's unusual and little known history in lively and readable accounts that include the Acoma, Zuni, Laguna, and Navajo people's use of and relationship to the area.

Whether you're a hiking buff or history buff, an outdoor enthusiast or an armchair traveler, you'll enjoy El Malpais, Mt. Taylor, and the Zuni Mountains.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826315274
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
10/01/1994
Series:
Coyote Book Series
Edition description:
Updated
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
0.62(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

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