Lincoln near the top of the volcano--overlooking the vent (and parking lot!)
November 25, 2013
Our Fall Adventure, Part 4: Capulin Volcano National Monument
On the advice of Mr. Cool's brother, we made a fairly short detour from Raton, NM to visit Capulin Volcano. I had no idea that that part of New Mexico had been rife with volcanos--and we had a great hike--we had the volcano all to ourselves! The volcano had a lovely shelter built in the 1930s, and a winding road initially carved out with plows and livestock. We managed three stamps in our National Park System passports this trip, and each one was amazing in its own right. I'm not sure if Lincoln will remember this trip, but hopefully we can show him the stamps and trigger a faint recollection!