This photograph of the Sandia Mountains was taken from Sandia Heights, New Mexico. The large rock wall seen on the left side is known as The Shield. It is a 1,000 foot vertical rock wall. The large rock structure sticking straight up into the air to the right side of The Shield is known as the Needle. In between The Shield and the Needle, the elevated flat area at the top of the mountains is the Sandia Crest. At an elevation of 10,678 feet above sea-level, Sandia Crest is the highest point of the Sandia-Manzano Mountain Range.
September 13th, 2012
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