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Sep 17, 2017 - Greenlee Peak

Set out on an adventure that was both incredible and terrifying (for me). Rented a jeep and decided to drive all the way to Greenlee Peak, elevation 11,500 ft. If you read the post about Durango to Silverton and how I found out that I was not fond of driving on narrow roads with drop offs into what looks like a bottomless canyon; well today's adventure involved a more narrow dirt road full of ruts and unlevel sections of the road and what looked like a bottomless pit below as we started our climb. Bob was driving and a couple times he...

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Sep 13, 2017 - Red River

Mike and Anne, Bob and I packed up and headed out to Red River, NM. Mike and Anne have been to Red River, but Bob and I have not. It is nice to travel with friends that know where we are going and can show us the best parts of the new venture!! It was a hard drive for Mike and Bob as the wind was gusting up making it hard to keep the vehicles between the lines on the road. We pulled over for a photo opportunity and a rest for the guys. The wind was so strong that first when I opened the truck door, the wind grabbed it away from me. After...

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Sep 26, 2013 - Red River, NM

How many days does it take to get to Taos? We do not know yet. In Raton, I spoke with our campground hosts. They just returned from a trip to the Enchanted Circle. They recommend that we go to Red River. I study the map. The pass into Red River is 800 feet higher than the one into Taos. I think we will stay on track. We head west on Route 64. We do not go far when we see a sign for the NRA Whittington Center. Visitors are welcome. They have a small museum that is very well organized. John loves the stop. We continue across the prairie and...

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May 23, 2013 - Red River, NM Motorcycle Rally Time

10,000 feet elevations, we reached the small town of Antonito. We turned south after visiting the old hotel in Antonito and rode back to Questa where we visited a local pub so the guys could get a cold adult beverage. While on this ride today, Fred also captured a few ABC photos for the Harley game we play each year, and then we headed back to Red River for the evening and another good supper together, this time grilled chicken. We visited more on Sunday, wandered through more vendors, bought a couple souvenir T shirts, had one more group...

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Mar 10, 2013 - Chloride NM (Ghost Town)

There was a caravan to Chloride. Several of the guests and some of the Camphosts took off in our caravan ride to Chloride. It is a ghost town that was a big mining town back in the 1880's and into the 1900's. It's about 45 minutes away from the Resort. It was interesting to say the least. The couple who owns it were there and told us much about the history of Chloride. We started out in the gift shop and then into the museum. The museum is quite extensive, they were able to recover/find many things from the mining days. Their daughter gave...

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Jan 31, 2013 - Red River Jan 29-30, 2013

On Tuesday morning after the storm it was even more beautiful in Red River. There was so much snow and we were so excited. On Tuesday Red River school had a snow day. There was a bunch of kids taking "advantage of the snow day", they hit the slopes. We watched the snow equipment cleaning the streets and hauling the snow off in dump trucks. It was like a blast from the past, neither of us had seen snow removal in many, many years. We decided to take the Miners Transit bus instead of "de-snowing" the truck both days. It's a bus that operates...

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Jan 28, 2013 - Vacation to Red River, NM

We have gone back up to Red River to see some snow and have a bit of a vacation. We arrived on Jan 27 in the evening to 45 degrees and some snow. We are staying at the Loft which is above the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. We would recommend the Loft to anyone planning to visit Red River, it is a really nice place and is in a great location. The main view from the balcony overlooks the Platinum Chair (ski lift) and The Face (ski run). We woke up the next morning to fresh snow, it had snowed over-night! Took pictures right away from the...

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Jan 23, 2013 - Elephant Butte Lake

We took a pontoon boat tour of Elephant Butte Lake. We accessed the lake from within the Elephant Butte Lake State Park. We were out for about 3 hours. A real nice couple here in the resort invited us and the Marina Manager, who also stays here at the resort, took us all on tour. A very gorgeous lake and park. We had a great time. The lake is low at this time. We found out that this lake is considered an irrigation lake as opposed to a recreational lake. They drain water but it doesn't get replaced as much, it gets replenished from the Rio...

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Jan 8, 2013 - Getting Settled

We are getting settled in. The resort has many activities in the club house, which is good as it is too cold to go out sight seeing. We are on a Wii Bowling League. We play once a week. Also there is a Happy Hour every day except Sunday and several of us get together and play card and board games. Depending on the game it usually becomes Gals vs Guys. The Gals are doing very well, the Guys, well they have their days.

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Dec 25, 2012 - Christmas Day

We had a Christmas potluck here at the resort. The resort provided a ham and the rest of us brought a dish to pass. It was a great time, we had good food and good company. We met many of the guests today. Willow wore her Christmas Suit from Grandma. She didn't have it on long ! She is a pretty good escape artist.

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Dec 12, 2012 - Elephant Butte New Mexico

We arrived in Elephant Butte, New Mexico on December 12, 2012. On our way up we came through the TX Hill Country. That was a gorgeous drive. Then we stayed at a nice KOA in Van Horn, TX. Van Horn is surrounded by mountains. There were some gorgeous views and at dusk the TX sky didn't disappoint. We also stayed at another nice park in Las Cruces, NM. Las Cruces is a neat town. There were about 300 restaurants there !! We didn't spend much tourist time while there, just resting. We will go back as it is only about 70 miles from Elephant Butte.

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Oct 1, 2012 - Fall Colors

The fall colors here are starting. The days have been mild and the nights have been cold. We took a tour in the high country, just east of Red River. The Aspen trees are starting to turn, however it will be a bit before the vibrant red's. River Ranch is closing on Oct. 8th. We will be here to assist in closing up and then will hit the road for adventures on the way back to Texas.

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