I visited the Philmont Scout Ranch in northern New Mexico in 1998 with my sons, who were both in scouts at the time. Philmont is near Cimarron. (1998)

This is Shiprock in northwestern New Mexico, the core of an ancient volcano rising 1,800 feet above the surrounding plain. In the left half of the image is an ancient lave dike. I saw this in a science book in the 1960s and always wanted to see it. I'm glad I finally got a chance. (2015)

This is a close-up of Shiprock. (2015)