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2/19/2019 Snowstorm, UT - Snow storm is not over yet, but least blue sky showed up briefly today, where weather forecast is predicting some more snow on the way. Snow started evening of two days ago and snow all day yesterday that dumped least one foot of fresh snow that atop of the couple feet of old unmelted snow.
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2/22/2019 Storm SE Utah - This is another snow storm, which additional storm top of the storm of three days’s ago. Snow all day yesterday and still snowing today. This snow storm dumped over a foot of snow, maybe couple feet of snow some spots. Day time high temperature predicting 26°F and night 6°F.
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2/25/2019 After Snowstorm, UT - Continue to remove snow from the road, sidewalk and parking lot. There are a lot of snow on the roof, some houses are entire roof but heavy snow residue mainly north side of roof. I saw many icicles that hanging out from the roof heavily.
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3/4/2019 Indian Village, Ute Mountain Casino, CO - Ute Mountain Casino is located west side of the highway #160/#491 that south of Cortez CO. At the south side of the casino, there are teepees and small vender store like buildings that use for the Indian community celebrations, but not for public to use.
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3/5/2019 Giant Pots in Bloomfield, NM - There are few beautiful designed giant pots at side of the highway. All painted by Native American hand painted, one of a kind. It’s not made by clay, but it’s made by concrete, steel rebar and stucco. According to the Internet, there are some more at town of Gallup, Deming too, scattered it in New Mexico.
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3/5/2019 County road #7870 road side attraction, NM - I was driving this road way to go to the Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah. There are abounded old houses but not old enough to call it for the ruins. Wild horses and herd of goat that can’t see it so often.
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3/5/2019 Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah, NM - There is a new sign and new parking lot near the main entrance of this place, that easy to find it but 0.6 miles one way more hike to get to the main hoodoo area. This place is also called 'Valley of Dream' by many hoodoos, and special characteristic is red rock cap hoodoos. I have hiked south side loop today.
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3/6/2019 Standing Rock, NM - There is a standing rock that visible from the highway and got a name of the town. Near the Standing Rock, there is a ruin like building with small pond. Also few miles away from it, there is a beautiful area and I found an arch.
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3/6/2019 Lobo Canyon Panel, El Malpais National Conservation Area, NM - Visitor center gave the way a brochure that very clear information about this place, there is no way to confuse. The panel is not so large in size but enough to enjoy it. It is very clear petroglyphs.
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3/7/2019 Aldridge Panel, El Malpais National Conservation Area, NM - There is no information and guessing involved to find this panel. After 2 miles of hike up and down the hill, got the destination area, but trees, bushes and boulders blocked the view of the panel and can’t find it easily. I was lucky enough to hiking upper side and found it. It’s one of the finest panels.
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3/7/2019 Aldridge Cabin (Kay Named), El Malpais National Conservation Area, NM - This old caabin is located on the way to the Aldridge Panel, upper side of the hill/small mountain. They cutted near by trees and built the cabin in the nice area. I hope they enjoyed to lived in the cabin.
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3/8/2019 Caves in El Calderon, El Malpais National Monument, NM - There are many caves, but I saw the Junction Cave, Duuble Sinks, and Bat and Xenolith Caves. Inside the caves are very rocky, and need a permit some caves.
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3/8/2019 El Calderon Cinder Cone, El Malpais National Monument, NM - There are Lava Trench and Cinder Cone, both large bowl look like. There is a loop hike trail around at top of the Cinder Cone. Trees are growing in the Cinder Cone.
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3/9/2019 Lava Falls, El Marpais National Monument, NM - Light snow overnight that caused to have a nice special snow effect to the photos. Lava rocks are not slippery when snow is present that was nice surprised. There are many clacks, holes and bowl shapes in this place.
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3/10/2019 Dittert Site, El Malpais National Conservation Area, NM - This is a 30-35 rooms + kiva stack up rocks ruin, located flat area and not far from the parking lot. There is no trail, a means cross country to get it.
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3/10/2019 Narrow Rim, El Malpais National Conservation Area, NM - Narrow means in this area is, one side is the Lava field and one side is the sandstone bluff, not much room between them, just road fit it. The trail is gradually climb up to the sandstone bluff. The view of Lava field and sandstone bluff from the top is incredible.
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3/11/2019 Tome Hill West Petro, NM - I have been to east side of the Tome Hill to found some petroglyphs. Today I tried from the west but black rocks absorb the rain water that caused to not easy to see the petroglyphs. But I managed to found some petroglyphs.
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3/12/2019 Angel Peak National Recreation Site, NM - This is a beautiful area by all kind colors and rock formations that just like a badland. After rain, the road got all mud, it was not easy to drive on the muddy road. At last time I was here, there were tons of mosquitoes, and this time was muddy road, I don’t have a good impression from this place.
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