Photographer's Note

Copied and pasted from my last submission:

In the northwest corner of New Mexico is Ship Rock, the remains of a solidified lava core of a 40-million-year-old dormant volcanic pinnacle. It was originally named "The Needle" in 1860 but that name was changed to "Ship Rock" in the early 1870's because of how much it resembled a 19th century clipper ship, especially from a distance. It was first climbed in 1939 by climbers from the Sierra Club of California but the Navajo Indians resented such invasion of their sacred peak that a law was passed which makes climbing Ship Rock illegal.

It is not entirely clear if the proper name is "Shiprock" (one word) or Ship Rock". Shiprock is the name of the town just to the northeast of the rock and all maps and references to the town refer to it as one word. But the peak.....we'll it can go either way, one word or two. Personally, I prefer "Ship Rock".

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