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Bottomless Lakes

(Roswell NM) East of town on US-380, and down a side road, takes you to Bottomless Lakes SP with eight small lakes spread along a three mile stretch. These are sink holes that turned into small lakes along a limestone bluff. The RV campground is 2 miles from the Visitor Center, and next to spring […]

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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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Pile of lava rock

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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