Chaco Canyon Quarter Launch 2012

When we found out that Chaco Canyon had been selected for one of the America the Beautiful quarters, I instantly hoped to get to cover the official unveiling. Why? Because I love Chaco Canyon. I love the land, the experience of walking where others have so long before us, and just being present in the vast space. There is something magical about Chaco Canyon that only people who have spent a night there can understand. With almost no artificial light at night and being miles and miles away from the nearest town, you can see more stars that you've ever imagined, all with the naked eye. It's something I tell everyone to experience if they make the trip to New Mexico.