Another Geologic Formation That Looks Like an Animal

This is Turtleback Mountain, as seen from Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

I took this photo of Turtleback Mountain, as seen from Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

Can you see the turtle? It’s on the right side of the mountain. Follow the red “wrong way” sign up, then slide your eyes just a little to the left. The “turtle” is lying on its belly, legs splayed.

This is not such a great photo. Here is a better one:


I bet you can really see that turtle now!

Here’s some information from that Sierra County website: Almost every visitor to Truth or Consequences hears mention of “the Turtle” or “Turtleback Mountain.” On maps, this mountain is usually indicated as “Caballo Cone” or “Turtle Mountain” but in T or C  [Truth or Consequences], you’d best call it “Turtleback Mountain” around locals — that’s their term for it and they are sticking to it!

I took the photos in this post.

About Blaize Sun

I live in my van, which makes me a rubber tramp. I like to see places I've never seen before, and I like to visit the places I love again and again. I like to play with color. I make collages and hemp jewelry and cheerful winter hats. I take photographs and (sometimes, not in a long time) write poetry. All of those things make me an artist. Although I like to spread joy and to make people laugh, my wit can be sharp. I try to stay positives in all situations, to find the goodness in all people. But I often feel compelled to point out bullshit when I smell it. I like to have fun, to dance, to eat yummy food, to sit by a fire and share stories. I want to know what people hold dear and important, not just make surface small talk. This blog is a way for me to share stories. This blog is made up of my stories, rants, and observations, as well as my photographs.

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