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Jun 20, 2013 - Datil, New Mexico

6/20 – 6/22 It took us two days to drive 319 miles to the Datil Well BLM Campground in Datil, New Mexico (SR387, SR287, SR79, US60). We stayed the first night at a roadside pullout in Vernon, Arizona which, because of a substantial altitude increase, was much cooler than Casa Grande. Datil Well is a small (21-site) campground without hook-ups and cost a whopping $2.50/night. We spent two nights at the campground and enjoyed hiking their short, scenic trails. Ken was planning to drive to the town of Socorro (we had been to an excellent...

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Jul 8, 2011 - National Radio Observatory Very Large Array

May 11th we toured the Natioan Radio Astronomy Very Large Array installation located at Datil in the plains of San Agustin, between Pie Town and Magdalena, New Mexico. Although we had passed this location several times in the past, this was our first stop. It was an interesting experience.

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Mar 25, 2008 - El Camino Real & Bosque del Apache

We debated whether to take the easy route and travel the interstate to Tucson or to go over the continental divide via the Magdalena Cattle Trail. Guess which way we went? We really enjoyed the drive. The max elevation was about 8000 feet. We also traveled near the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro which was the road the Spaniards traveled from Mexico City to north of Santa Fe beginning in the 1500's. It was a vital trade route. The Magdalena Cattle Trail was the route cattle were driven to be shipped via train. Along the way, the stops were...

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Feb 2, 2008 - Is there anybody out there? -Very Large Array

The Very Large Array is an astronomical observatory. Astronomers here study the radio waves emitted by celestial objects. After traversing the vast distances of space, cosmic radio waves are so week that large dish-shaped radio antennas and highly sensitive receivers are needed to detect them. The VLA consists of 27 dish-shaped antennas that are connected together to form a single large radio telescope. Each antenna collects incoming radio signals and sends them to a central location where they are combined. By using many antennas in this...

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Nov 13, 2007 - Roswell, NM to the VLA Radio Telescope

(Ron Writing) We did not spot any aliens last night in Roswell, NM. We did hear something on the roof during the night but we were pretty sure it was just a bird, but then again, who knows???!! As we were driving out of town this morning we noticed evidence of alien visits all around town; you'll see them in our photos. We continued west on H-70 to Hondo, NM where we picked up H-380 west. As we drove today, the elevation increased and the scenery varied from high plains to mountains to very high plains. West of Hondo we drove through the...

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