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.
The hike to Zig Zag arch was extremely easy.
The surrounding scenery took my breath away…
…unfortunately, so did this guy, lol.
(He’s about 2 inches long.)
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.
We can’t wait to go search for new arches in the near future!
I love New Mexico.