Yost Escarpment Trail

(nr Upham NM) Hiked out to the Yost Escarpment on a 1 1/2 mile trail that went onto a portion of the historic Jornada del Muerto section of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro. That was the most dangerous area of the 1,600 miles trade route that went from Mexico City to Santa Fe. Located […]

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(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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