Summer time in the Chama River Valley of New Mexico, provides inspiration to artist from all over the globe. The valley rim and sloping uplands are punctuated by steep sandstone and sedimentary outcroppings. Inside the valley is a plethora of geological formations including steep canyon walls and escarpments consisting of rock slides, overhangs, pinnacles and ridges. The Chama Valley is home to dense stands of Pinyon and Ponderosa pine, Douglas-fir, Juniper, Mountain-mahogany, Gambel oak and of course the Cholla Cactus as seen in this image.
This image was captured as I drove Forest Service Road 151 down to the river.
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