Don't know if there is a local name for these rock formations, but we referred to them as the "3 Sisters".
Another interesting rock formation which reminded me of an old hoot owl!.
We were told by a ranger that this Juniper (Juniperus monosperma) could be well over 800+ years old, as they are known to be slow growing and long-lived, with some specimens reaching an estimated age of over 3000 years.
So lucky to have spotted this New Mexico Whiptail (Cnemidophorus neomexicanus) hunting insects below the tree. One of the few species of lizards in this area that is parthenogenic, an all-female species that reproduces asexually without fertilization by males. Extremely quick, they have a habit of running on their hindlimbs, ( Bipedal ) not unlike some species of dinosaurs,
Don and I have always practiced the Leave No Trace philosophy of wilderness camping, and take pride in leaving only footprints .......
Dirt trail we took leading down into the canyon during one of our hikes. This was one of the easier sections, while other parts were quite steep.
Don, at the bottom of one of the canyons checking out the layers of siltstone, mudstone, and sandstone deposited some 75 million years ago.
Don thought this rock formation looked like a sleeping camel.
During the early evenings, just before sunset, we spotted colonies of bats emerging from deep cave-like crevices in the canyon.