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Trips made in Year 2000

 
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This index page is a gateway to the many short travels we have undertaken since moving to Las Cruces, New Mexico. These travelogue pages were not compiled so much to inform others, as much as for our own recollection of the trips we have taken. We look forward to re-visiting our trips by viewing these pages often ... not only to enjoy the photo images but the background stories.

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    Chiricahua National Monument  
Near Willcox, AZ .......... [ November 29, 2000 ]
Explore a fantasy world of extraordinary rock formations ... hike Echo Canyon ... marvel at balanced rocks and monoliths.
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    Fort Bowie National Historic Site  
Near Willcox, AZ .......... [ November 28, 2000 ]
Fort Bowie and Apache Pass were focal points of military operations against the Chiricahua Apaches, Cochise and Geronimo.
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    Dog Canyon Hiking  
Sacramento Mountains, Alamogordo, NM .......... [ October 26, 2000 ]
A strenuous half-day hike into Dog Canyon of the Sacramento Mountains. Breathtaking views, solitude, a knee killer.
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    Lake Valley Ghost Town  
Sierra County, NM .......... [ October 13, 2000 ]
Another New Mexico jewel. Old but worth visiting. The school house is a wonderful restoration. History is fascinating.
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    El Malpais National Monument  
Near Grants, NM .......... [ September 26, 2000 ]
Can't go to Hawaii? Visit El Malpais ... great lava flows and extinct volcanoes. See arches, sandstone bluffs, the works. Spectacular!!!
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    Bandera Crater / Ice Caves  
Near Grants, NM .......... [ September 26, 2000 ]
Hike to the rim of an extinct valcano crater. Look down and wonder. Climb into an ice cave used by the Indians.
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    El Morro National Monument  
El Morro, NM .......... [ September 26, 2000 ]
An impressive cuesta (long formation) that includes numerous inscriptions in sandstone. Tour an Anasazi ruin. Breathtaking views.
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    Acoma Pueblo (Sky City)  
Acoma, NM .......... [ September 25, 2000 ]
Oldest continuously inhabited city in the United States. High atop an impregnable mesa. Toured only with a guide.
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    Missile Park  
White Sands Missile Range, NM .......... [ September 22, 2000 ]
Tour the largest collection of U.S. missiles. Trace the evolution of missile warfare from the 1940's through the Persian Gulf War.
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    Fort Craig  
Near San Marcial, NM .......... [ September 12, 2000 ]
Walk the grounds that cavalry soldiers called home in the late 1870's. Once the largest fort in the West.
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    Kelly Mine  
Near Magdalena, NM .......... [ September 12, 2000 ]
Explore the remnants of a productive zinc and lead mine. Walk among the ruins, pick ore sample, imagine life in the 1880's.
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    Very Large Array Radio Telescope  
Near Magdalena, NM .......... [ September 12, 2000 ]
Tour the world's largest radio telescope on the plains of San Augustin. Monstrous dishes is an apt description.
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    City of Rocks State Park  
Near Faywood Hot Springs, NM .......... [ July 31, 2000 ]
Only a handful of sites around the globe have rock formations that are similar. Tour the park .. see exotic formations.
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    Catwalk Recreation Trail  
Near Glenwood, NM .......... [ July 31, 2000 ]
Hike up the Whitewater Canyon on a steel catwalk suspended on the side of the canyon walls. View early mining water plumes & waterfalls.
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    Mogollon Ghost Town  
Near Glenwood, NM .......... [ July 31, 2000 ]
Among the finest old mining towns still in existance. Deep in the Gila National Forest. Tough to get to .. hard to leave.
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    Shakespeare Ghost Town  
Near Lordsburg, NM .......... [ June 25, 2000 ]
The finest example of a well-preserved ghost town in New Mexico. On a private ranch, it is well maintained. A State & National Historic Site.
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    Holloman Air Show 2000  
Holloman AFB, Alamogordo, NM .......... [ May 7, 2000 ]
A spectacular ground and air display of the superior air power of the United States. Get up-close and personal; see, touch, explore, learn.
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    Chloride / Winston Ghost Towns  
Sierra County, NM .......... [ April 14, 2000 ]
"Ghost towns" that are still inhabited. Picturesque abandoned buildings; colorful history; interesting cemetary
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    White Oaks Mining Town  
White Oaks, NM .......... [ April 1, 2000 ]
The "liveliest town in the territory." Deep in the Capitan Mountains. See historic buildings preserved and on display.
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    Valley of Fire Recreation Area  
Carrizozo, NM .......... [ April 1, 2000 ]
Hike the malpais (badlands) ... a vast lava flow field. How nature adapted after the flow stopped. As good as Hawaii.
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    Trinity Site  
White Sands MR, NM .......... [ April 1, 2000 ]
The day that saw two sunrises ... the first atomic explosion site. Open to the public twice a year. Stand at ground zero.
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    Guadalupe Mountains  
Northern Texas .......... [ March 24, 2000 ]
Hike and explore the mountains that at one time were part of a Permian-age reef. Visit a lodge and 1900s ranch.
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    Carlsbad Caverns National Park  
Carlsbad, NM .......... [ March 23, 2000 ]
One of the wonders of the world. An unbelievable underground treasure. Tour the many rooms. Walk through the natural entrance.
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    International Space Hall of Fame  
Alamogordo, NM .......... [ March 17, 2000 ]
Visit a place that honors all the heroes that explored the mysteries of space. Trace the evolution of space technology.
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    White Sands National Monument  
Alamogordo, NM .......... [ March 17, 2000 ]
Walk among the dunes of gypsum sand. Explore the variety of life that calls this place home. Bring sunglasses and SPF-30 sunblock.
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    Gila Cliffs Dwellings National Monument  
Gila Wilderness, NM .......... [ March 3, 2000 ]
Tour, walk, and explore the only cave dwellings open to the public. Learn about the Mogollon culture. Why did they disappear?
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    Fort Selden State Park  
Radium Springs, NM .......... [ February 27, 2000 ]
Walk among the remnants of an 1880s fort where Gen. Douglas MacArthur spent his childhood. Buffalo Soldiers lived here.
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    National Solar Observatory  
Sunspot, NM .......... [ February 18, 2000 ]
Tour a working solar observatory; see scientists at work. Telescopes up close and personal. View Tularosa Basin from mountaintop.
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    Cloud Climbing Rail Trail  
Cloudcroft, NM .......... [ February 18, 2000 ]
Hike an abandoned railbed high in the mountains. View the still standing Mexican Trestle. Understand early logging.
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    la Cueva (The Cave)  
Las Cruces, NM .......... [ February 16, 2000 ]
Explore the history of this cave; learn about "The Hermit of la Cueva" who lived in this cave for 49 years.
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    Dripping Springs  
Las Cruces, NM .......... [ February 16, 2000 ]
A turn-of-the-century resort, a mountain camp, high above Las Cruces. Ruins are worth exploring. View of Mesilla Valley is a must.
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    Bosque del Apache NWR  
San Antonio, NM .......... [ February 10, 2000 ]
A spectacular wildlife refuge ... snow geese, cranes, eagles, ducks plus a host of other wintering birds.
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    Lake Lucero at White Sands NM  
Alamogordo, NM .......... [ January 29, 2000 ]
A vast alkali flat, the source of "white sands" of White Sands Monument. Closed to public. Join us on this guided tour.
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    2000 Mesilla Valley Balloon Rally  
Las Cruces, NM .......... [ January 15, 2000 ]
Held annually, this rally features color and close-up participation. A photographer's delight. Glimpse at the variety of balloons.
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