Valley of Fires BLM Recreation Area Can Be Seen From Space | New Mexico Travel Guide

Valley of Fires BLM Recreation Area Can Be Seen From Space | New Mexico Travel Guide


well I stopped to check it out this lava
flow outside of Carrizozo and of course it’s snowing so talk about fire and ice
not to mention I’m in the desert right now very obvious this is for the lava flow this is awesome you can actually see this in satellite
photos you see it from space wow
this is one of the best lava flows I’ve ever seen
I think of Johnny Cash’s in town this is where he’d be the Burning Ring of Fire it’s totally snowing when we pulled in
to this area but as far as the eye can see is this lava flow and if you’re
wondering why I’m so excited I’m actually a geophysicist even though I
don’t practice anymore this is like just a dream for me so again this is aha lava
which is very comparable to the lava that you see in Hawaii and it’s very
viscous meaning it’s slow moving so it would be like honey going across the
landscape so you could actually get up close to it compared to every level of
course you don’t go up close to any lava but it actually moves so close that you
wouldn’t have to run away from it because it is so slow and you can see
this from space it’s absolutely amazing and what’s amazing about the pictures
from space is that you can see white sands just south of it and then so you
see this big white area and then you see this big black strand long strand right
above it and that’s what this is this lava flow so let’s go take some pictures
and take a closer look just see I mean look at that big piece
you can see how slow-moving it was and the way it is solidified really shows
that this was just a thick slow-moving lava flow all across the landscape so
they have this really nice walkway that you can actually go out to the field and
get up close to it what’s nice about is you can take a wheelchair out there so
it’s very accessible and then there’s you can camp here also but it’s just
beautiful okay officially freezing but I got to get my pictures and I gotta get
my video and it’s during the snow again talk about Fire and Ice it really starts
snowing pretty good so I can I have to go back up because we have to get back
on the road before it gets really bad so I’m really bummed that I can’t go all
the way but you can see the trail goes all the way in there but I don’t want to
get stuck out here in a blizzard so I’m going to go back up to the car but
definitely make a stop here it’s just out of Carrizozo just north of White
Sands National Park and just west of Capitan and the Lincoln historical area
especially in a snowstorm like the biggest I think I went down too far into
knowing that it would probably snow at any moment oh and did I mention by
myself make sure to check out all our videos on traveling New Mexico it is
truly an enchanted place I said this looks like the lava flow here no
geologist but I flipped slept with a few hopefully just one make sure to check
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