Chiricahua National Monument!

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I was captivated with the rock formations and all the different colors!

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Very interesting rocks!

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Amazing rocks!

Today was a wonderful step back in time. I have been to the Chiricahuas in the past, but it has to have been at least 15 years ago. I think the rock structures within the Chiricahua National Monument are awe inspiring and beautiful.

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The green-yellow lichen on many rocks was striking!

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Very interesting balanced rocks! It is amazing that a big gust of wind does not blow it over!

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I was excited to see so many amazing rock formations!

Around every corner on the trail, there are new perspectives and new sites that seem to be even more beautiful.

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I was amazed at the size of so many boulders!

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These rock formations were quite unique and amazing!

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These structures sort of reminded me of stacks of pancakes!

Hiking the trail was supposed to take about 2-3 hours, but it took me 4.5 hours because I kept stopping to take photos of new scenes.

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This is the Echo Canyon Grotto! A unique series of arches in the rock formations.

The Echo Canyon Grotto was a unique series of arches. It was tricky to photograph because of the bright sunshine in a few spaces combined with dark shadows in most of the grotto. I combined a series of photos with different exposures using “high dynamic range.”

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This seemed to be a sleepy rock formation that was resting against a close friend.

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I loved all the shapes of rocks!

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All these rock formations are simply glorious!

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Very unique balanced shapes!

My mind was captivated with so many beautiful and amazing structures.

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I thought this formation looked like a smiling person!

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This formation made me think about organ pipes!

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The rock formations are so unique and such a treasure!

Years ago, I remember camping in a tent with Charlene when Amy was a baby in the campground within the Chiricahua National Monument. I have many wonderful memories of this beautiful place.

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What a beautiful day for a hike to such an awesome national monument!

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It looks like someone simply stacked all these boulders all together!

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