New Mexico, April 2018
Three Rivers Petroglyphs (near White Sands)
and Trinity Site.
Thanks to a fellow camper, we took a drive to this quaint country chapel several miles down a gravel road in the middle of no where.
Services are still held here, must be mostly ranchers because there are no towns for miles around.
|About a mile from the church are stations of the cross with a large cross perched on top a small mountain. The large cross can be seen for miles. We hiked up to several stations. Beautiful and serene.|
Three Rivers Petroglyphs Site...
Looking at the map and our route to White Sands we saw the White River Petroglyph Site, decided to stop and check it out. Several miles off the highway, we were surprised to find out they had camping sites, one was available. Our plan was to stay closer to White Sands but this little spot was just too good to pass up. The small camping area was very peaceful, beautiful views and easy hiking to the petroglyphs. Our camping site was very spacious, we loved it so much that we ended up extending our stay. We’ve seen petroglyphs in the past but not like this. The vast numbers, interesting art and accessibility all incredible. We hiked that ridge several times and found new petroglyphs every time.
|High up on a boulder was one of my favorites.|
|I like the eyes up on the boulder top, they're overlooking the valley below.|
Researchers are quite certain who made the petroglyphs
but what they mean is up for much debate.
|Another of my favorites. This figure was drawn with ear rings.|
McDonald House - Trinity Site
|Ending the day with a sunset from the top of the petroglyph ridge.|