• Alamogordo and Sacramento Mountain Railroad (3215)

    Near the top of the climb to Cloudcroft, there is a good view of the Mexican Canyon trestle that was used by the Alamogordo and Sacramento Mountain Railroad. It's difficult to believe the effort that was taken to build a railroad such as this in the late…

  • Alamogordo and Sacramento Mountain Railroad 3218a

    There's a good trail that follows the rail line in various places. This is a cut through the mountain near Cloudcroft -- it looked so narrow that it was difficult to believe the freight trains ran through it. Best viewed as part of New Mexico set.

  • Alamogordo and Sacramento Mountain Railroad 3223a

    Documentation of the 'S' trestle from the former railroad.


  • Alamogordo and Sacramento Mountain Railroad 3224a

    The Mexican Canyon trestle, from a viewpoint on the trail. Best viewed as part of New Mexico set.

  • Angels Peak, NM 193a

    About 15 miles south of Farmington is the Angels Peak Recreation Area. Getting to the area involves driving through natural gas exploration areas, but the recreation area itself is worth a look. Driving across a rather desolate but plain plateau, the f…

  • Angels Peak, NM 195a

    Best viewed as part of New Mexico set.


  • Aztec NM 198a

    Best viewed as part of New Mexico set.

  • Aztec, NM theatre 199a

    Adjacent pictures are from an exploration of the Farmington, NM area. The Farmington area was much more interesting that I had expected. My focus had been on using the Farmington area as a base for exploring the Chaco Culture National Monument (later ph…

  • Bisti Wilderness (165)

    In the Bisti Wilderness (see adjacent pictures in New Mexico set)


  • Bisti Wilderness (167)

    About 40 miles south of Farmington is the Bisti Wilderness area -- the area is poorly marked and apparently seldom visited, but worth a side trip. Erosion in the area has created interesting geological formations (see adjacent pictures in New Mexico set).

  • Bisti Wilderness (171)

    Bisti Wilderness area. I couldn't find an explanation for the erosion, but just above the badlands is what appears to be a natural hot spring that may be a factor.

  • Bisti Wilderness (172)

    Bisti Wilderness area. Though the vegetation around the area was mostly brown and green, there was these splotches of color from relatively tall, purple, flowers. Since the wind was quite high and the light was getting low, I couldn't capture this as well…


  • Bisti Wilderness 168a

    Bisti Wilderness area. Close to the center of the adjacent picture is what looks like an upright figure in white, spraying water from the springs. I couldn't get up to it due very soft ground, but this (to the right) is the best I could do. Even from tha…

  • Bisti Wilderness, NM (166)

    Bisti Wilderness. To give some perspective on how vast and barren the space is -- if you look close, you can see that there are high-tension power lines on the horizon on the right side of the picture. There's also a cluster of buildings on the horizon o…

  • Carrizozo Valley of Fires, NM (3293)

    Union Pacific train (eastbound) approaching Carrizozo from the south. Taken from the campground at Valley of Fires Recreation area, looking towards the Tularosa Mountains, southeast of Carrizozo. Best viewed as part of New Mexico set.


  • Carrizozo Valley of Fires, NM 3292a

    Morning view from the campground at Valley of Fires Recreation area, looking towards the Tularosa Mountains, southeast of Carrizozo. The campground is in a pocket surrounding by the lava flow, with a large and very wide flow behind me and the smaller flo…

  • Carrizozo Valley of Fires, NM lava flow 3280a

    Just west of Carrizozo is the Valley of Fires Recreation Area -- the campground there is one of the best maintained I've encountered, and has spectacular sunsets and sunrises across the lava flows, and back to the mountains east of Carrizozo. The light wa…

  • Carrizozo, NM

    Taken at sunset from the campground at Valley of Fires Recreation area, looking towards the Tularosa Mountains, southeast of Carrizozo. Best viewed as part of New Mexico set.


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