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NM-371 Continental Divide

Continental Divide

(Thoreau to Crownpoint NM) Normally going across the Continental Divide is nothing special. Not even elevation is anything noteworthy. In fact a few days prior, I had crossed the divide with nary a thought about it. This time it was different. Driving on NM-371 between the towns of Thoreau and Crownpoint I just had to […]

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Carson NF, Cebolla Mesa - Rio Grande gorge

Cebolla Mesa

(nr Questa NM) Cebolla Mesa was about 4 miles on the highway south of town, and another 4 miles on a rutted hardpack one lane road. It ended at the rim of the Río Grande gorge, just south of the Wild Rivers Recreation Area, and near where the Red River enters the big river. The […]

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Sugarite Canyon SP

Sugarite Canyon

(Raton NM) I camped for a couple of days at Sugarite Canyon, and did some hiking. There once was a coal mine and ‘company town’ that thrived for awhile. Now, it’s a state park with two small lakes, two campgrounds, and trails. It’s at high elevation and a pretty spot that’s popular in the summer. […]

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