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Black Range CDT

(nr Winston NM) Went looking for cooler temperatures at higher elevations and ended up on the Continental Divide Trail in the Black Range mountains at about 7,700ft. It was about ten degrees difference. Black Range CDT – Thinned Forest Hiked up the trail for a way to see what I could find. Lots of pine […]

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Pine Tree Trail

(nr Organ NM)Located in the Aguirre Springs NRA the Pine Tree Trail goes up to the pinnacles and loops back to the beginning. I hiked it all the way a few years ago; but, only did a short portion this time with my friend. Pine Tree Trail Not sure how it got the name, as […]

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Mountain Poppies

(nr Organ NM)It was Springtime in the Organ Mountains when passing through for another activity. The weather was  pleasant, and the scenery dramatic. Along the side of the road, there were large swaths of colorful flowers. Mountain Poppies They turned out to be mountain poppies. The color mass with the mountain peaks behind made for a […]

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