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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Destination: Zig-Zag Arch

Aztec Mesa

On this beautiful day, we opted to go hiking through the Canyons east of Aztec, New Mexico. We were in search of the natural arches.

We found Zig-Zag Arch after our second attempt to hunt it down.

We never did find the Bridge of Wonder or Crow Canyon unfortunately…maybe next time.

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The hike to Zig Zag arch was extremely easy.

arches hunt with daddy

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Aztec desert

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The surrounding scenery took my breath away…

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…unfortunately, so did this guy, lol.

(He’s about 2 inches long.)

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It’s a Jerusalem Cricket OR potato bug OR Child of the Earth.

No matter what you call it, I found out that he isn’t venomous, but he does pack a powerfully painful bite, so watch out for him.

Ya gotta love the Southwest and ALL it has to offer.

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Zig Zag Arch 1

Zig Zag Arch 2

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We can’t wait to go search for new arches in the near future!

I love New Mexico.

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