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Placer Creek Falls

(nr Hopewell Lake NM) Along my route north was said to be Placer Creek Falls, a pretty double-drop waterfall. It was near Hopewell Lake, and a short way off the highway down a gravel road; which was gated and closed for elk calving season. Fortunately, hiking in was still allowed. Since the creek was only […]

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Jawbone Mountain

(nr Hopewell Lake NM) Going over the pass on US-64, through the Carson National Forest, there were three rest areas with views. One of them provided a good look at, what I believe, was Jawbone Mountain standing 10,601ft high. Some have said they are the Brazos Cliffs. But, those are clearly visible at one of […]

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P’oshu’owingeh Ruins

(Abíquíu NM) The ruins were a hike of about 1/2mi from the parking lot up a narrow trail to a large meadow atop a bluff 220ft higher. From there, one could see the Río Chama, and distant Ortega Mountains. All that remained were rocks scattered about, somewhat aligned with former walls. A great deal of […]

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