San Antonio Mountain

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San Antonio Mountain in snow

Looking south toward San Antonio Mountain, snow squalls sweeping right to left

About 55 miles from home just south of Colorado, a little before noon today. It’s snowing at 8,000 feet. The top of the volcano is 10,901. When I held my iPhone 6s Plus up against the windshield going 65 mph, it was 36°F outside with the wind blowing at 39 mph and gusting to 57. [...]

Pronghorn Stampede

pronghorns

The theme for these is action

Not really a stampede, but they were a-hustling. We came across a large herd, I’d say thirty or more, attempting to cross U.S. 285 just south of San Antonio Mountain in northern Taos County near the Colorado line. Fortunately we and a single pickup coming the other way—he stopped—were the only traffic at the time. [...]

Volcano Sunset

San Antonio Mountain

Extinct my ass it’s right there ain’t it »Buy This Photo!«

The top of San Antonio Mountain, at 10,912 ft (3,326 m) one monster of a volcanic peak, is about 43.5 miles as the raven croaks from where I stood to take this picture. That would be the top of the driveway, so I guess I can’t complain. Well, I could. It’s in my nature. The [...]

Ghost Volcano

San Antonio Mountain

Looks to me like it’s advancing

This is San Antonio Mountain (10,9o8 ft), a free-standing volcanic peak in the Taos Plateau volcanic field of the Rio Grande Rift valley. I took the telephoto shot at 5:37 p.m. Mountain Time two days ago before the big snow on Sunday. You’re looking at that weather coming here, in fact. The leading edge of [...]

Big! Bright! Brrrr!

View from Taos Valley Overlook

San Antonio Mountain, the extinct volcano in the background, is 10,908 ft tall

A view most of my readers have seen before, but just a few days old. You’re looking roughly west-northwest from the trail I took at Taos Valley Overlook in the preceding post, as if you were standing in the same place but turned 180° around. This is a telephoto shot, of course, with the top [...]

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