This web site is named Crestone Conglomerate for the rock that forms the Crestone group of fourteener mountains, where I live. Elsewhere in the world conglomerates are breakable, but not this. Hammering will not extract the embedded stones of all colors and sizes, often sheered smooth. Most of the articles here are a conglomeration of my work as a journalist, but they are breakable. Like the news.
The heading photo is the Cerro Pedernal (Georgia Okeeffe’s mountain) from the plain of the Rio Chama, a tributary of the Rio Grande.