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Monticello

(Monticello NM) I drove out to see the purported ghosttown of Monticello. Yet, it appeared many folks still lived there, and in the surrounding area along Alamosa Creek. It was founded in 1856 by ranchers and farmers, and near to the Warm Springs Apaches (think Geronimo). An equine welcoming committee greeted me at the edge […]

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Mimbres Ruins

(Lake Roberts NM) The site of ruins from a Mimbres native settlement, now called Vista Village, overlooked Lake Roberts. In their time, it would have been a stream now named Sapillo Creek which empties into the Gila River. A paved walkway went across a hill where the village existed. Signs explained about the place. Not […]

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Gila River

(nr Gila Hot Springs NM) While in the Gila Wilderness, I of course came across the Gila River. My campsite overlooked it, and the adjacent tall cliffs. So, I took some photos featuring the water. Although, it was difficult for me to downplay the soaring cliffs. It was evening when I arrived with the light […]

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