Elk wallow pond with dawn’s light streaming across the sedges with spruce/fir forest in background, headwaters of Turkey Creek.
Dawn over the Puujee ruins of the Santa Clara Pueblo with the Jemez Mountains in the background. The background left valley on the horizon is the Santa Clara River drainage headwaters, flowing from the tribe’s reacquired P’ opii Khanu land further upstream. Puujee Pueblo ruins date from about 1300 AD and was thought to be inhabited by as many as 3000 people.
Goat Rock in morning light.
Volcanic Tuff pinacles known as: Goat rocks rise above the conferous forest flanking the Santa Clara creek drainage.
Santa Clara Pueblo PÍ opii Khanu land, New Mexico
Contacts: J. Michael Chavarria, Gov. 505 929 1042, Bruce Bauer and Jeff Ham, Forestry Dept. 505 753 7326.