Where New Mexico flowed with rivers of lava only 2,000 years ago! El Mapais National Monument.

Throughout the deserts of New Mexico, you can find astonishing places of volcanic wonder: vast fields of black rock formed by openings in the earth spilling out molten lava. In today's video, we hike the lava beds of El Mapais National Monument in northwestern New Mexico. New Mexico truly is the breathtaking land of ancient volcanoes!

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For much of my life, I've had an immense fascination for the natural world and its inhabitants. This fascination has always driven me to wonder to share those feelings of wonder with other people. "Wonderlust" was the name I gave to that feeling (A name given to my YouTube channel as well: https://www.youtube.com/c/WonderlustAdventures ). Here, I hope to bring to you improved understanding and appreciation for nature in its many forms across the world, and the human history that has existed in those places. I film my travels in a highly cinematic style, and with corresponding narration aim to both educate on the history of these places and inspire wonder for the astonishing aspects of the natural world. While here, and in your own journeys, wander in wonder.

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