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Getting Engaged In A National Park

Little did I suspect, at that time, that it could be my last day on this earth.

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Driving Through the White Sands of New Mexico

I made the turn off U.S. Highway 70 into the White Sands National Monument. I drove in from Las Cruces, New Mexico, avoiding the interstate and taking the long way back to Colorado. I had purposefully made the detour in order to see the monument, something I had been interested in since first seeing it […]

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My Favorite National Parks of the West

It is no secret that I love the national parks of the United States. I make it a point to go to as many as I can each year, driving to most thanks to my parallel love of road trips. And after seeing so many impressive places through the years, I figured it was high […]

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A Stop at Clayton Lake

New Mexico’s Clayton Lake State Park, just east of the Capulin Volcano, is well worth the visit south of state lines. But, I had very low expectations to start, thinking it’d just be a reservoir for boating and fishing. I must admit though, I was pleasantly surprised.     To start with, boating and fishing […]

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Hiking the Capulin Volcano

The Capulin Volcano National Monument is one of several volcanoes in northeastern New Mexico. It sits about a 30 minute drive east of Raton, New Mexico, where the only real chance for lodging, other than camping, is in the area.     Some of the brochures and trailside information list it as dormant and others […]

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