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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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A Year in New Mexico

(New Mexico) This year was an experiment to see if I could spend the entire year just camping and traveling within the state of New Mexico. It would mean far fewer miles and less expense. The key to making it work would be finding suitable camps at elevations to maintain pleasant temperatures. And of course, […]

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Luminaria Beachwalk

(Elephant Butte NM) The annual Luminaria Beachwalk was held at sunset along the shores of Elephant Butte Lake. It’s a fundraiser by Friends of the Butte for fireworks, and non-standard improvements to the state park. Lots of folks turned out to participate. Massive numbers of illuminated bags lined the road in and the loop path […]

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