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Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

Kirt Kempter
Dick Huelster

Kasha-Katuqe Tent Rocks National Monument is one of the most popular natural sites in northern New Mexico. Here, author and volcanologist Dr. Kirt Kempter explains the volcanic past and geologic features of the area for the average visitor. Color diagrams and graphics of the history of geologic formations, including the Rio Grande rift, provide background for understanding the area, and a detailed, durable topographic map provides information about trails and features for the day hiker.


Kirt Kempter has conducted tours all over the planet for the National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian Institutions, and other organizations. He is a Fulbright scholar and volcanologist with a PhD in geology from the University of Texas. Kirt lives in Santa Fe.

Dick Huelster has happily pursued his love of archaeology by doing extensive examinations of sites, surveying, and mapping for the Office of Archeological Studies. He and his wife, Kathryn, live in Santa Fe, NM.

Published By High Desert Field Guides

3.75 x 8.25 in. 0 pages 25 color photos