Kasha-Katuqe Tent Rocks National Monument is one of the most popular natural sites in northern New Mexico. Here, author and volcanologist Dr. Kirt Kempter explains the volcanic past and geologic features of the area for the average visitor. Color diagrams and graphics of the history of geologic formations, including the Rio Grande rift, provide background for understanding the area, and a detailed, durable topographic map provides information about trails and features for the day hiker.
Kirt Kempter leads geologic tours around the world for National Geographic and the Smithsonian Institute. He is the author of Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and Valles Caldera National Preserve: Geologic History of the Southwest's Youngest Caldera, both published in the High Desert Field Guides Series (UNM Press). He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Dick Huelster has happily pursued his love of archaeology by doing extensive examinations of sites, surveying, and mapping for the Office of Archeological Studies.
"These maps are gorgeous, intelligently narrated guides to the area's natural and cultural draws. . . . It's that almost granular level of specificity that makes these maps amazing roadside companions."