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Welcome to the online blog for traveler/writer/photographer Steven Barber. Come in. Relax. Take off your shoes and socks -- or any other article of clothing, this is the internet. Have a look around. I hope to intrigue, amuse, entertain, and maybe provoke you just a little. I love to find adventure. All I need is a change of clothes, my Nikon, an open mind and a strong cup of coffee.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Pic of the Day: The Guadalupe Mountains

One of the lesser known parks in the US National Park system is the beautiful and rugged Guadalupe Mountains National Park in West Texas. It's adjacent to Carlsbad Caverns National Park, sitting roughly equidistant between the cities of Carlsbad, NM, and El Paso.

What makes this area unique is that unlike most mountain ranges this was not created by tectonics -- it's the result of a reef formation in a shallow sea that used to cover much of the southwestern US.

This is the southwesternmost and tallest peak in the park -- the 8ooo foot El Capitan as seen from Highway 62.

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