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Ben Lilly Memorial

(nr Piños Altos NM) The Ben Lilly Memorial plaque can be found on an impressive rock pile a few miles north of town; placed there by friends and admirers. Famous as the last mountain man, he was a prolific hunter of mountain lions, grizzly and black bears. It’s estimated he killed up to 1,000 cougars. […]

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Coyote Creek

(Guadalupita NM) Coyote Creek runs down the eastern slope of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and through Guadalupita Canyon, and I believe empties into the Mora River. On its way, a state park by the same name, takes advantage. It flows along side of NM-434, with a few rock cliffs and some cascades that happen […]

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Rancho de los Pilares

(nr Grants NM) Driving along NM-117, there was an area next to the Rancho de los Pilares with several large rock pillars. They were within the Ácoma Indian Reservation and adjacent to the El Malpaís National Conservation Area. The large sandstone formations were worth the stop to photograph. I don’t know anything about them; except […]

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