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Dog Canyon

(Alamogordo NM) Oliver Lee Memorial State Park sets at the mouth of Dog Canyon, about 24 miles south of Alamogordo. It has a wonderful view of the Tularosa Basin and the Sacramento Mountains. I spent a week there exploring. One of the trails ascends up the canyon to an overlook about 3,000 ft above the […]

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Frenchy

(Alamogordo NM) In the late 1800s “Frenchy” Rochas built a small rock and adobe cabin for himself at the mouth of Dog Canyon. By piling rocks, he also created a flume from the spring fed stream in the canyon to collect water. He stacked rock terraces for his garden, orchard, and walls to contain his […]

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City of Rocks

(Faywood NM) Situated in the desert, about 33 miles southeast of Silver City NM, sets the pile of amazing rocks that is City of Rocks State Park. Intermingled amongst the huge boulders are campsites. I found one that was tucked into the middle of the rock formations. This was dry camping; meaning no electric or […]

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