Cabezon Peak

Cabezon Peak

Evangeline Chavez July  2010

One of the most recognized natural landmarks in northwestern New Mexico is Cabezon Peak. Cabezon Peak is the largest volcanic neck in the Mt. Taylor volcanic field, rising to 7,785′. The sharp basaltic cliffs of Cabezon Peak give a close-up view of an ancient volcano.

The Navajos tell a story of a giant who was killed on the slopes of Mt. Taylor. His head fell off and rolled downhill to become Cabezon Peak (Cabezon in spanish means head),  while his blood flowed and congealed to become the Malpais, the volcanic badlands to the south of Cabezon.

~ by Evangeline Art Photography on July 31, 2010.

2 Responses to “Cabezon Peak”

  1. I enjoy this picture, love your foreground. Great job!

  2. Do you ever! take a bad photograph? If you think you do and you throw them away, please let me have the trash bin into which you discard.

    Evangeline, I saw the trash bin of Alfred Stigletz (sp.?) at Yale University when I was doing research on Georgia O’Keeffe. O’Keeffe had kept the discards of Stigletz and Yale University got them in her disposition of his property after his death.

    Anyway, I like the photograph.

    Be sure you DO NOT USE FedEx when you send the buffalo.

    We’re burning up over here.

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