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3/2/2020 Hawkins Tank, NM - Orinigal plan was to find the RA in the Indian Springs Canyon. When I was in the Indian Springs Canyon, there is no rocks or boulders, and both sides of canyon walls were all mud. No RA found, and end up the Hawkins Tank. It is a man-made good size pond and springs water flowing, an oasis for the animals.
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3/3/2020 Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, NM - Park building is just like the 'Fort'. It’s located by the Rio Grande. Hard to believe but the town of Mesilla was more populated than Las Cruces at one time. The interesting thing was the town of Mesilla developed by families that not wanted to become American Citizens, at that time it was Mexican territory.
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3/4/2020 Hatch, NM - This town is the 'Capitol of Chili' and elevation 4,055 ft, population 1,028. I have tried couple Mexican restaurants, they are so good, it is worth to go to just eat the Hatch Chilis.
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3/7/2018 Vallas Canyon RA, NM - I found RA in three different areas. First one is someone local gave me the information, I found second one when walk around, then third one I saw the Vallas Canyon name from my handhold GPS, which I was looking for while. Three areas of RA in one day, that must be a good day!
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3/9/2020 Massacre Peak, NM - There are two Massacre Peaks around here, this one is near the highway I-10. I was hoping to find the RA but there is no parking lot or TH around this mountain, strange, so that no hike around this mountain, too bad.
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3/9/2020 Apatch Flat RA site, NM - I was here before that time I have hiked long distance, however today I just drive up to get here, no hike necessary that was so easy. I wish I knew before at last time.
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3/9/2020 Akela Flats, NM - It is located by the highway I-10, road side, east of Deming. One souvenirs store has many stores appearance in fun way. They have many items in the store. Akela is a ghost town, and courch stop station was here long time ago.
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3/10/2020 Faywood RA Site, NM - This site has a few different names that confused people. I've a chance to pass this place and wanted one last time to see the panel again. Morning sun hits the panel very nicely, it was a beautiful RA.
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3/10/2020 Dwyer RA Site, NM - I found this place during driving, what's a nice surprized. Climb up loose rock steep short roadside cliff to see it, particularly one panel is a really good.
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3/10/2020 Mimbres Culture Heritage Site, NM - In 1929-30 excavation takes place by archaeologist result of that there are models of mimbres people lived in the 100 rooms or 200 rooms ruins, but all flat weeded area now.
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3/10/2020 Bear Canyon Reservoir, NM - Small size resevoir, locals enjoy the fishing. Seems to close to the dam is larger fishes and far from the dam is getting more smaller fishes.
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3/12/2020 Spirit Canyon RA, near Lake Roberts, NM - I nerer tried before, I've stopped by asked a local about RA site, he pointed out and said 'right there'. Hiked one mile RT in small canyon, there are many red pigment of pictographs. It was unexpected and nice surprise to find RA.
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3/12/2020 Lake Roberts, NM - Good size man-made lake at the side of HW #35. Fishing is the main activity here. Very quiet open area, relax and fishing from the boat, what's asking more?
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3/12/2020 Purgatory Chasm, Gila National Forest, NM - It is beautiful canyon, dark peach color canyon walls, and doesn’t need to go far to see the beauty. However trail disappeard shortly after one mile, I wanted to hike a loop but turn back.
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3/14/2020 Lower Scorpion Campground RA, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, NM - All pictographs are used red pigment, many of are faded out, but some of are still nice looking.
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3/13/2020 Mogollon Cave Dwelling, Gila Cliff National Monument, NM - It is located totally hiding and not easy to find it that the why built dwelling in this area. Inside the dwelling is larger especially the lower ceiling area, used for storage area?
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3/14/2020 Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, NM - It is one mile hike for a loop of the dwellings, cross the creek numerous times, there are bridges. A ranger said there is 6 caves, but some of are connected, a means hard to tell what number of caves.
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3/17/2020 Gila Lower Box National Recreation Area, NM - My plan to hike bottom of the dry river, suppose to RA is located bottom of the river bed, but too much water in the river, no way to walk. I wonder when is the best time to come?
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3/17/2020 Colonado National Forest, NM - All National Park Servis visitor centers were closed by the Coronavirus. This place is located southeast of AZ, close to NM. View of rock formation is very nice.
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3/19/2020 South Fork RA, Colonado National Forest, AZ - Located by the gate and rock over hanging place. All red color pigmanet of the pictographs, where surface of rocks are not flat that didn’t stop them to draw.
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3/19/2020 Circle I Hills, AZ - There are suppose to RA in this area, but all I found was sprayed graffitis. It is a nice rock formation area, but sad to see many graffities.
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3/20/2020 Amerind Foundation, AZ - Museum and Art Gallery are public to access, but not allowed to take photos. All display items are not so old, a means creaters/artists are still alive, and they want to sell it rather public to take photos.
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3/20/2020 Rattlesnake Ranch, AZ - Ranch owner is buying metal scruptures and display in his ranch, and open for the public with free of charge. He mentioned that each sculptur is over $5,000. All rattlesnakes are protected in this ranch.
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3/20/2020 Cochise Stronghold, AZ - Fortless hideout for Apache Indian in this Dragoon Mountain range. It is beautiful rocky mountains, and possible to find out many places to hide out behind the rocks.
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3/21/2020 Council Rock RA, AZ - Very short hike to get to the Council Rock from the TH. One large overhanging boulder that the Council Rock, and red color pictographs made by Mogollon people and added some by Apache people that the sign said.
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3/23/2020 Little Colorado River Lower RA, AZ - Its also called 'Big Ditch RA'. I was not expected many RAs but I got by the river, there are a lot of petroglyphs, unfortunately many were already faded out. I am guessing there are many more RAs along the river.
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3/23/2020 Little Colorado River Upper RA, AZ - Some time called 'XDiamond RA', I talk to an owner of the XDiamond Ranch, and she mentioned me this site. This site is little higher up side of the hill and RA is on the cliff walls.
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3/24/2020 Mckinley Ranch 2nd Time Day 1, NM - They let me hike in their ranch, 3 miles RT, and I found a sea of petroglyphs field, they have a treasure, but they don’t care. They are too busy for the ranch business, 64,000 acres to take care of.
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3/25/2020 McKinley Ranch 2nd Time Day 2, NM - Sug, who is the daughter of the Mckinley Ranch owner, gave me information of the RA sites, and also she took me to some sites, total 5 different sites, thank you Sug. Without her help, I never see those RAs.
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3/27/2020 City of Socorro, NM - All city offices are closed due to Covid-19 and many store closed too. City of Socorro elevation is 4607 ft and population 8,612, and center of city of Socorro is the historic Plaza, where I’ve walk around.
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3/27/2020 Trinity Site, White Sands Missile Range, NM - This is the first atomic bomb tested here on 7/16/45. It is flat open area surrounding by mountains in distance. First Saturday of Apr and Oct is open for the public but I doubt it for this year because Colonavisus Pandemic.
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3/28/2020 San Lorenzo Canyon National Recreation Area, NM - This is a drive through canyon, a means no hike necessary to see the beautiful canyon. The dirt raad is well maintained.
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3/29/2020 Seismosaurus Trail RA, Ojito Wildness, NM - This is the mesa hike on atop of the cliff. RA is located south side of the mesa, on the ground level.
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3/29/2020 Hoodoo Trail, Ojito Wildness, NM - There are pretty color of hoodoos 3+. I was expected the forest of hoodoos, so that little disapointed by the numbers. It was present short hike.
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3/30/2020 Francis Canyon Ruin, near Navajo Lake, NM - It was 40 rooms ruin with 3-story tower, currently much less rooms, but very nice towers still standing by the cliff. Noticed that compricated structure surrounding the tower.
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3/30/2020 Pregnant Basketmaker RA, Gebernador Canyon, NM - Man and woman holding hands and baby inside the woman’s body. There are several more smaller figures in the panel.
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3/30/2020 Christmas Tree Ruin, Escabada Canyon, NM - The ruin is located very high up on the cliff. It is like an eye shape. I believe the view from the ruin is very nice.
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