Moonlight Cruise

By: goodislove

Jan 11 2009

Category: Uncategorized

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Aperture:f/2.8
Focal Length:6.2mm
ISO:800
Shutter:1/1 sec
Camera:Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

Kyle in front of moon.

There’s a magical place called the Valles Caldera in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico and you’d do well to visit it some day. Last night they opened the caldera for cross country skiing by moonlight. Even though I haven’t cross-country skied since I was back on the farm (roughly 13 years ago I believe), I couldn’t pass it up.

The Valles Caldera is a collapsed volcano about an hour from Santa Fe. Bree and I were mesmerized by it from the first moment we set eyes on it a couple summers back. After reaching the top of the mountain, you are greeted by a large open plain surrounded by forested mountains. They say trees don’t grow in the basin because the geothermal activity below keeps things too warm. A large herd of elk frolic on the plains. It’s one of those spaces that occupies every bit of your vision. Overwhelming, but limited, the space is deceptive. We biked through it last year and what looked like a quarter mile turned out to be three.

I’d always wondered what this place would look like under a full moon and last night I got my answer. So, today’s entry is Kyle in front of the Moon.

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One comment on “Moonlight Cruise”

  1. it must have been that night
    that i looked up into the sky
    only to see your face
    instead of the moon to see by.
    but it was alright
    because your eyes shone the light
    of a million gillion moonbeams
    blazing in the night-

    it was kind of scary, actually
    but then i realized it was still kyle
    and not some crazy huge head
    with glow in the dark eyes.


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