One of the aspects that makes the Sandia Mountains so awe inspiring is the various juxtaposing scenes:
- The towering mountain rising above the Rio Grande Valley
- The dusty hills set against the cerulean blue sky
- The alpine mountain top accented by desert fauna
- The mountain’s gradual eastern slope, compared to the jagged layers of western summits & ravines
Below is a photo of one of my favorite views of the Sandias, because it captures the whole mountain scene and its relationship to the city of Albuquerque.