Jasper Trail Walkabout- 11/26/2018

This place is all about The Rocks.  We stopped for an overnight returning from Tucson to Albuquerque, chose NM’s Rockhound State Park and Campground – stay the night and do some hiking the next morning.  But because of the fascination with the myriad of types of rocks, the “hike” was more of a “walkabout”, while we admired the many colors, shapes, and textures, and picked up many to take home for further appreciation. Check out the photos below for some that were photogenic; there are dozens more that appeal to the eye but can’t be appreciated through photographs, at least not through my skill as a photographer.

The Walkabout

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Statistics

Total Distance:  1.17 miles
Elevation: start  4,585 ft, maximum  4,689 ft,  minimum  4,588 ft
Gross gain:  104 ft.  Aggregate ascending  232 ft, descending  220 ft
Maximum slope: 24% ascending, 21% descending, 6.2% average
Duration: 1:54

GPS Track Files for Download
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I urge you to explore our hiking tracks with Google Earth. With the virtual 3-dimensional presentation, achieved by panning and tilting the view, you can get a much better idea of the hikes and terrain than you can get from the 2-dimensional screenshot above. For assistance: Using Google Earth Track Files.

References

New Mexico State Parks: Rockhound State Park
NM Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources: Rock Hound State Park and …
American Southwest: Rock Hound State Park
Desert USA: Rockhound State Park
Explore NM: Rockhound State Park
Love Your RV: Camping Review of Rock Hound State Park in New Mexico

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