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Hubbard Museum

(Ruidoso NM) My travels took me up into the Sacramento Mountains of New Mexico and through the Mescalero Apache Reservation. In the shadows of 11,977 ft Sierra Blanca Peak, I stopped to visit the Hubbard Museum of the American West. What a wonderful find! I was greeted by several huge sculptures of horses scattered on […]

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Lava Flow

(Carrizozo NM) Valley of Fires is about four miles west of town on US-380. About 1700 years ago, molten lava began spewing up out of the ground, and continued for 30 years. It flowed southward into the Tularosa Basin eventually spreading 5 miles wide and 40 miles long. A native legend says the area burned […]

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Petroglyphs

(Three Rivers NM) The BLM manages the Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, containing over 21,000 rock art carvings, and a partially excavated prehistoric native village. It is believed to be from the Jornada Mogollón people from around 1,000 years ago, or there about. From the campground, a short flat trail into the desert takes you to […]

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