Category Archives: New Mexico

TWO MORE HOT DAYS AT SUMNER LAKE, NM JUNE 26-27, 2018

Neither of us set an alarm and we overslept.  Perhaps because it was so quiet.  There’s no vehicles rumbling past at all hours, no hordes of barking dogs, no fire alarm sirens going off.  It’s just leaves rustling and birds … Continue reading

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A QUICK, HOT TRIP TO SUMNER LAKE, NM

I think we’ve had a whole month of above 100 temperatures.  It was driving us snarky so we thought to get away from the heat.  We packed up the 5th wheel on Monday and headed toward Sumner Lake, maybe 4-5 … Continue reading

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SMOKE FROM A NOT SO DISTANT FIRE

The first hint of anything amiss was a tiny blurb on fb: Anybody know of a fire at Mescalero.  At the speed of light, I threw open the NMFireInfo site.  Nothing there.  I stepped outside and scanned the sky.  Yes, … Continue reading

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LINCOLN NATIONAL FOREST TRAILS BOOK

When we wanted to wander the Lincoln National Forest in southern New Mexico, we went to the Sacramento Ranger Station in Cloudcroft and bought this paperback book.  It’s a little out of date.  Later, I found more data online by … Continue reading

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DAY 2, EAST COAST TRIP. NEW MEXICO, TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA

The slow-to-rise morning pastoral scene was crushed by a flock of guineas in our “front yard”.  They stared at our windows. Buck-wheat!  Buck-wheat!  Buck-wheat!  We know y’all got wolves.  We watching y’all. Hey, we weren’t hiding indoors with out dogs.  … Continue reading

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DAY 1. EAST COAST TRIP. TO TUCUMCARI, NEW MEXICO

We are taking this trip like the retirees we are.  Slow and wandery.  Amazing what you can see when traveling at 55 mph as opposed to 70.  Saw two large herds of pronghorn antelopes around Vaughn, NM.  Is this a … Continue reading

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A PEEK OF SIERRA BLANCA, NEW MEXICO

Saw this north of Tularosa on Highway 70.  That’s Sierra Blanca, the highest peak in southern New Mexico.  I always enjoy seeing it covered in snow.  Want to see it yourself?  Highway 70 between Tularosa and Ruidoso.  You come around … Continue reading

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