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Extremely Fat Tree

(nr Pie Town NM) A short walk from my camp, was discovered this extremely fat tree. I had never seen anything quite like it before. The bark was deeply grooved scales; sometimes called checkerbark. Research showed it is called an Alligator Juniper. It grows only in northern Mexico, western Texas, southeast Arizona, and southern New […]

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Sawtooth Mountains

(nr Pie Town NM) Camped with a view of the Sawtooth Mountains with plans to get a closer look in order to take some photos. (No, not the ones in Idaho) I had heard they were pretty impressive. And, I wasn’t disappointed. From a distance, they looked unremarkable. However, as I got closer the variety […]

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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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