May 16, 2006 - El Malpais National Monument

At Datil Well Campground:

Hiking the difficult Lava Falls trail:
       

We found two prarrie dog colonies - these prarie dogs were very shy, the arrow shows one:

Hiking the easy trail to La Ventana natural arch:
   

On top of the Sandstone Bluff:
 

A 180 degree panorama from the top of Sandstone Bluff:

So far we have gone 3099 miles at cost of $1208.34 in gas - and we're almost empty

1 - Datil Well Campground to
2 - Lava Falls to
3 - La Ventana natural arch to
4 - Sandstone Bluff overlook to
5 - Enchanted Trails Campground

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