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Oñate Monument

(Alcade NM) The monument recognizes the first Colonial Spanish governor, a conquistador Juan de Oñate of New Spain (now Mexico). Nearby in 1598, he established their first settlement in New Mexico. Later, the government center was moved about 15 miles south at Santa Fe for better access to trade routes and the Camino Real. He […]

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Brazos Cliffs

(Los Brazos NM) From many miles away, the Brazos Cliffs can be seen rising up majestically above the surrounding landscape. However, getting to them is difficult or impossible. A paved highway goes up to the canyon, where many private cabins are built. A lodge owns the land going into the canyon. To actually hike into […]

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Forest Walks

(Various Places) Once settled into a camp, I like to take a walk around the area. It often means meandering through the forest and meadows to see what I can discover. Usually, not more than a mile from camp, I come across some interesting feature. Mostly, nature provides peaceful scenes of aspen groves, tall pines, […]

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