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Elephant Butte Rock

(Elephant Butte NM) The rock formation that provides the name for the town and the state park can’t be seen from the main entrance area. One needs to drive out of the park, and a few miles east to the Elephant Butte Dam site. From a spot overlooking the marina, the elephant shape can be […]

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Trujillo Meadows

Trujillo Meadows

(Cumbres CO) In my quest for high elevation camping, I found Trujillo Meadows CG at 10,124ft. The road to it passed by many boondocking possibilities. Those visible from the highway were already occupied. At the campground, I found sites in several loops spread out on a hillside overlooking the lake. It was a fairly pretty […]

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Vallecito Carved Trees

Tree Carvings

(Vallecito CO) The Carved Trees of Vallecito Lake are a memorial to firefighters who died trying to protect the valley from the tremendously destructive Missionary Ridge fire in 2002. They were sculpted from some of the burnt trees using photos taken during the blaze. Images of firefighters, equipment, animals, and actual events were depicted. A […]

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