Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Up on Rowe Mesa

Rowe Mesa is located in San Miguel County, southeast of Pecos, New Mexico, just south of the tiny town of Rowe. The mesa climbs to a height of 8,048 feet.

The top of the mesa is ranchland, with piƱon and juniper studded hills rising to pine trees at the higher location.

At the peak of the mesa, you can look out over miles of the Pecos Valley and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

We drove up to Rowe Mesa on my birthday on Easter Sunday. It was an unusually cloudy day with scattered showers around northern New Mexico, which were dropping rain in the valley and snow up on top of the mountain peaks.

The views were excellent. Here, take a look:

Scenery at top of the mesa:

Fresh snow on the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the north:

From the top of the mesa, views to the north looking across the Pecos Valley to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains:

1 comment:

WasSoggyInSeattle said...

I miss New Mexico... I hope someday we can move back.