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Leasburg Dam

(Radium Springs NM) Stopped at Leasburg Dam State Park wondering if there would be much water in the river. I was glad to see the Río Grande full, and it made a pretty sight pouring over the dam. Leasburg Dam on the Río Grande There were fishermen trying their luck, a few kids splashing in […]

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Joshua Tree NP

Barker Dam

(nr Twentynine Palms CA) The only real hike I took while at Joshua Tree National Park, was the 1.2 mile loop trail to see Barker Dam. It was built around 1900 by cowboys to supply water for their cattle, and for mining. The dam itself was simply constructed, with a trough below for a holding […]

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Dirt Dam

(Elephant Butte NM) Around the west side of Elephant Butte Lake, the State Park has many drycamping and boodocking spots outside of their several campgrounds. I wanted to find a place for overnight that wasn’t too far off of a paved road. I found a gravel parking lot, at the end of the pavement, overlooking […]

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