Category Archives: Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

First Snow New Mexico

Ah yes, “first snow New Mexico”. It’s always a bit of a downer as the days get shorter, we turn the clocks back and the temps drop to the single digits but there is a bright side. The first snow. … Continue reading

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Pahoehoe Lava in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

So what is Pahoehoe lava doing in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument? Pahoehoe is the second most abundant type of lava flow. Pahoehoe lava is characterized by a smooth, billowy, or ropy surface. Pahoehoe flows tend to be … Continue reading

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