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Oct 8, 2018 - October 8, 2018 – Tuba City, Arizona to Taos, New Mexico

October 8, 2018 – Tuba City, Arizona to Taos, New Mexico When I packed the car this morning, it wasn’t raining. By the time, I ate breakfast, it was raining steadily. I saw the Tuba City Trading Post which was established in 1906. It has been restored to capture much of its original appearance and still remains as a working trading post. Unfortunately, it wasn’t open when I left so I didn’t get to see the inside. It stocks authentic American Indian arts and crafts such as hand crafted silver jewelry, pottery, rugs, sand paintings, Kachina...

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May 30, 2018 - Holbrook to Taos

Holbrook to Taos Day 2—Monday, June 28 We moved from Holbrook to Taos with an overnight in Grants, NM. Monday we departed the OK RV Park in Holbrook at 8:25 am (MST) and headed east on I-40; the weather was clear and we had moderate trailing winds. We lost an hour when we transitioned to MDT at the New Mexico border and we fueled at Flying J east of Gallup. We arrived at the Grants KOA in Grants at 12:23 pm (MDT: we’ll be on daylight time until we get back to Arizona)—224 miles in 3 hrs. After setting up, we had lunch and Brian had a nap....

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Oct 16, 2017 - Taos overnight hike to Trampas Lake

We planned a 14 mile hike to Trampas lake about 45 minutes southeast of Taos. However we arrived fairly late in the day and decided to camp at the trailhead. There were several decent sites along the Rio Trampas river ( more like a creek). We spent a very cold night, even colder than the night before, and woke up to ice all around us including all over the ceiling of our tent, caused by condensation from our breathing. So to combat the cold, we had hot chocolate with rum for breakfast. We started our hike at about 830 am and climbed 2500...

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Oct 14, 2017 - Taos overnight hike along Rio Gorge west rim

After spending two semi-comfortable nights in a motel in town we decided to hike the west rim of the Rio gorge and camp overnight along the way. So we hiked about 14 miles on Saturday and about 4 miles the next morning. Big sightings were plenty of tarantula spiders and three mountain sheep. We also met other day hikers plus some guys that were on their way to go rockckimbing on the gorge. We knew there were no bears in this area however the environment was good for mountain lions so all day we looked at tracks on the trail and worried...

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Oct 12, 2017 - Taos day hike to Williams Lake

After an early morning hike down into the gorge and viewing the confluence of the Red River and Rio Grande, we drove to Taos Ski Valley and hiked to Williams Lake and back. Nice hike with some strenuous climbs ending at the lake at over 11,000 feet. Hiked back down and drove to Taos for a couple of nights in a sleaze-bag hotel in town (Taos as expensive as Key West!). In the evening drove 10 miles out of town to a brewery built in a metal barn-like structure in the middle of the desert and danced to some local reggae which was fun.

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Oct 11, 2017 - Taos hike into Rio Gorge

Drove from CO to Taos and saw lots of wildlife includung coyotes and a bear. Camped on the Rio Grande Gorge which we reached after a treacherous drive on bad roads putting our crappy little rental car to the test. Cold uncomfortable night on rocky sloped ground. No worrisome nocturnal rustling however. We do have our bear mace at the ready just in case and lock up all food wrappers - even my empty mini merlot bottle - in the car to make sure no food scents are in our very thin-walled little tent.

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Oct 10, 2017 - Road trip west days 1-3 MS - CO

Started our hiking trip by driving from JAX to NM. Stayed first night in Tupelo MS which was uneventful, second night camped in a State Park in northwestern Oklahoma which was cold but nice. We bought cold-weather camping gear before the trip and it has performed well. Temps dropped to low 40s and rained but tent, pads, and down quilt (in lieu of sleeping bags) was actually too warm for me (not for thin-blooded Gordon however). Drove to Trinidad CO today and after finding motel drove back to NM and hiked in Sugarlite State Park until dusk....

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Sep 20, 2017 - Taos, New Mexico

Mike and Anne left heading to Houston this morning. We were sad to see them go but understood that they had things to take care of at home and had been on the road for several weeks. Sure enjoyed all the things we were able to do together during this trip. Bob and I decided to check out Taos this afternoon. The town is geared toward snow skiing. Steph and family were there for vacation a while ago for skiing. Bob and I didn't go to look at ski resorts. We just walked around the town and did a little shopping for something with New Mexico...

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May 4, 2017 - Taos

Newest adventure this year is Fly Fishing. My first interest was back in 1993 after seeing the movie; A River Runs Through It. Tried for years pond, lake and river fishing, but was never really successful, therefore not a fan. Fly Fishing looked so graceful and challenging, so why not! Last year while in the Taos NM area I strolled into the Taos Fly Shop. There I took an Orvis Fly Fishing 101 Introduction class; it was FREE! Now my eyes were wide open to the possibilities of another passion/great adventure. So, this year I returned to take...

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2017 RV Adventure

May 4, 2017 - Higher Ground

Left the flat lands of Oklahoma to gradually climb to the high plateaus of Northern New Mexico elevation 6500 feet. Patches of snow remain from last week's storm. Enjoyed a picnic in the Texas panhandle. Tried to count windmills while riding through Texas but gave up pretty quickly after reaching 200. Were able to spot several antelopes amongst the many, many cows. Enjoyed the dramatic change of scenery as we rode out of the wide open spaces into and through Cimarron Canyon. Finally made it to Taos, New Mexico with four sore butts after a...

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Jul 13, 2016 - Travel on to Taos

We had a super easy drive today, only about 90 miles to Taos. So, we weren't in any hurry to get going and we arrived at Taos Valley RV Park just in time for lunch. We didn't improve our RV Park experience, this park is also very dusty, an old KOA we think with narrow, unlevel sites. The heat followed us too. We checked in here for 5 nights; at least, we'll have time to relax.

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Summer 2016 & Beyond

Jun 3, 2016 - Enchanted Circle & Rio Grande Gorge

The Enchanted Circle is an 83 mile loop drive that takes you out of Taos, NM through mountains, valleys, mesa's and a national forest. The scenic drive takes you past some ski resorts like Angel Fire and Eagles Nest. We saw quite a few deer on the drive, but, not much other wildlife. We were hoping to see a Bighorn Sheep, but, no such luck From the end of the drive, we took US 64 seven miles west from Taos to the Rio Grande River Gorge Bridge. Taos sits on a high desert plain and backs up to mountains. The high desert plain is surrounded by...

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