Friday, November 20, 2009

Soda Dam

Soda Dam is an interesting geological formation on Highway 4 near Jemez Springs, NM. We were there almost 40 years ago, and again last week. It looks exactly the same as it did in 1970.

Soda Dam was formed from the water of the Jemez River spilling through a hole in the rock and forming a waterfall that splashes into a poll down an arch of calcium carbonate rock called travertine.

There was no one there last Tuesday when we stopped, but during the summer months, Soda Dam is a popular place for tourists to visit, climb around the rock formation and splash around in the pool.

Cousin Peter on the road in the Jemez Mountains with us.

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