Forgotten Friday – Elizabethtown, NM

Now a ghost town, Elizabethtown (4.8 miles north of Eagle’s Nest on NM 38) the first incorporated city in New Mexico and founded by Commander of Fort Union William H Moore, was named after his young daughter, Elizabeth Catherine Moore. At its height of prosperity, in 1870, it had just over 7,000 residents. The most…

Photo of the Week 7/23/2018

“Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward.” ~  Drew Houston

Storrie Lake, NM

Storrie Lake State Park, NM, US, (elevation 6,600 ft) located 4 miles  north of Las Vegas, New Mexico in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, is an 81 acre park with the lake itself having a surface area of approximately 1,100 acres.  Open year round.     This peaceful lake offers vast opportunities for fishing, bird watching, windsurfing, cross country,…

Clayton Lake State Park, NM

Clayton Lake State Park, NM, US, (elevation 5,186 ft) located at 139 Clayton Lake Rd. Clayton, NM 88415, is a 170-acre recreational reservoir; 15 miles north of Clayton, close to New Mexico’s border with Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas. The landscape of rolling grasslands, volcanic rock, and sandstone bluffs, is set in the western edge of the…

Jemez Mountain Trail

Now living in NM for over 10 years and traveling most of the state, I can say that Jemez is still one of my favorite places. The Jemez Mountain Trail is not something that should be passed up.  Google Map here From start to finish, it’s a 16 1/2 mile section of stunning Jemez, NM. If…

Wild Rivers, NM

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” ― Heraclitus

Camel Rock, NM

Camel Rock is a landmark along the interstate between Santa Fe and Espanola (17500-U.S.84 W Frontage Rd, Exit 175 off of US 84 and Camel Rock Road, Santa Fe, NM)     It’s a pile of rocks that look like a camel sitting down. These photos were taken Sept 25, 2016. In February 2017, a…

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

“There is nothing so American as our national parks. The scenery and the wildlife are native. The fundamental idea behind the parks is native. It is, in brief, that the country belongs to the people, that it is in process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us. The parks stand…