Catwalk Revisited

(Glenwood NM) The Catwalk National Recreational Trail followed what was an old mining pipeline up into a narrow canyon. Portions of the metal walkway were attached to the vertical rock walls. That allowed access without having to wade in Whitewater Creek below. It also made for some great views. A flood closed this trail for […]

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Socorro Plaza

(Socorro NM) The Socorro Plaza was a welcome respite of shade, green grass, walkways, and resting benches. A gazebo/band stand was the centerpiece in the small park. The surrounding streets held shops, an art gallery, and the Capitol Bar from 1896. An extension to the south included a Veteran’s Memorial and a playground with a […]

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Cabezón Peak

(nr San Ysidro NM) Cabezón Peak is a basalt volcanic neck rising from the Puerco Valley. Out of 50 such formations, it is the largest in the area. It rises dramatically upward on all sides for about 1,100ft, and reaches 7,785ft elevation. The formation can be seen against the skyline from miles away. To reach […]

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