Shiprock, New Mexico

Shiprock, located in northwestern New Mexico, is a most impressive example of a volcanic neck, or a central feeder pipe. The remnant of an eruption around 30 million years ago during the Oligocene, it is an 1800 foot basalt core of an extinct volcano.
IMG 3180  The South side of Shiprock IMG 3161  The South side of Shiprock IMG 3221  The South side of Shiprock.  Marie in the photo at the end of the road. bigrock  The South side of Shiprock IMG 3219  The South side of Shiprock.  Marie is in the center right of the photo. IMG 3192  The South side of Shiprock
IMG 3274  The South side of Shiprock shiprock  The South side of Shiprock IMG 3207  South side of Shiprock IMG 3162  The South side of Shiprock IMG 3190  Jim Shaffner Shiprock, New Mexico IMG 3193  The South side of Shiprock
IMG 3203  The South side of Shiprock IMG 3201  The South side of Shiprock IMG 3267  The South side of Shiprock IMG 3213  The East side of Shiprock. IMG 3269  This is a calf that lost it's mother.  I suspect it was food for coyotes that evening. IMG 3209  South side of Shiprock
IMG 3151  A Navajo pony in the desolate area around Shiprock, New Mexico.  This is a perfect example of rode hard and put up wet. IMG 3257  The only thing blooming around Shiprock. IMG 3246  The North side of Shiprock IMG 3245  The East side of Shiprock. IMG 3172  Marie Shaffner near Shiprock, New Mexico IMG 3285  Stuck in the sand near Shiprock, New Mexico