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Old 08-01-2015, 11:35 AM   #225
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We finally stopped at a place with wifi, and wanted to say thanks to Ray and Nancy for getting the trip together. It was great meeting everyone, and we'll look forward to meeting again. We enjoyed exploring southwest New Mexico, and are now on our way to Santa Fe for a few more weeks of cool weather. I keep looking at the forecast for central Texas (100 degree plus for the foreseeable future) and wonder why we want to go back. Ugh.
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Hey Richard & Shelly, enjoy Santa Fe and the nice stretch of dry weather (finally!) if you get a chance, please post some photos of your site at Black Canyon CG...

Cheers!
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Old 08-06-2015, 05:53 PM   #227
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These were taken Monday morning.
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Beautiful pictures, Richard!


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Old 08-07-2015, 08:55 PM   #229
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Hey Richard! - I can see why you like it... really beautiful! 'looks more like an enchanted Black Forest. - I'm not sure I could bear to return to central Texas until at least October!?!

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Old 08-09-2015, 01:33 PM   #230
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Hey, everyone!

I finally sent off pictures of each participant a bit ago, but they will only go from the IPad mini via my ICloud email account. I have no idea why.

I can't remember how to access this, so if you have sent any response be aware I can't read it.

My son, and 24-hour tech support, is on his way out of town, so I won't have any info from him probably til next weekend.

If your picture did not come thru, email me at the yahoo.com address and I will resend.

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Maggie... I received my photo, but who is the woman standing next to me? You might want to post it with the hope someone will identify her for me.

The sign in the background showed Pie Town to the east and Quemado to the west. The Mile Marker was 0.
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Ray & Nancy Eklund, in Quemado, NM.


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ASK those that survived this trip...

For those of you who were not able to make the trip to Quemado, NM, this place still exists. So do the individuals that attended who can supply you with all of the answers to your questions.

It is still there. Unlimited activities... or at least what activities that do exist are unlimited. The Summer climate is wonderful, if the monsoon weather of the summer months can be timed to miss any rain showers.

There is no need for air conditioning with evenings in the upper 50's to lower 60's. The Quemado Lake campsite has dry camping to full hookups available. For those not use to dry camping in the Pinon and Junipers... there are options. This location is on the map south of Quemado. The days are crisp and into the mid 80's.

You do not need a tour guide or a group to explore. All you need is a Forest Service map and go into the unknown.

Contact any of those who have attended and I would not be surprised that they are capable and know their way around this volcanic area at 7600'. I have been in the area in April and into September with the same wonderful experiences.

Amazing finds of chalcedony were found by trip members who learned quickly how to locate these unusual forms of chalcedony, a close relative of banded agates and common opals. Some specimens were museum quality for the unusual forms. Just the luck of the hunt. We were only able to get so far back into the rougher roads when the thunderstorms forced us to retreat.

If you believe this area is too far... so did those who live in New Mexico. Sometimes people do not look at the places close to home being of any interest as it is too... close. You just have to imagine, to explore your own State.

I am sure there will be a number from this trip that will return and complete another leg of the adventure. It has taken me eight years to understand just some of this area, geologically and I still have no clue what is around the next mesa!

Feel free to jump onto this Thread and ask other trip members questions and what they would recommend you to do on a possible trip, solo or with company. There are no bad questions. I can guarantee that once you have been exposed to this kind of environment, the area will enchant you as it has done myself. The camping possibilities are unlimited.

The only other area that I know that meets this high criteria are the Badlands of western Nebraska and Fort Robinson State Park near Crawford, Nebraska.
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