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(All pictures taken with Nokia Lumia 929 Cell Phone)
One of the reasons I stopped at Alamosa was to be close enough to drive to Red River, New Mexico. I made that drive two days ago but just now getting around to writing about it. The short version is, a friend and I worked there as 17 year old's. The long version can be found in an older post at http://gozatravels.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-river-will-tell-you-your-future.html
I didn't take any pictures of the town because I felt like a stranger there. The only part of town I recognized was the condominium where we stayed. The best I could tell, a real estate office is at the location where we rented the motorcycles. I did travel up the road towards Goose Lake thinking I may be able to find the location where I wrecked. It all has changed with heavy residential development and paved roads. It was a different world from what I remembered. Oh well, life goes on.
|This is Blanca Peak (el 14,345 ft). It|
dominates this area.
|Some bighorn sheep grazing on the side of|
|The road to Red River. It was a nice drive|
|The road back to Alamosa and the campground. The land is|
wide open and sparsely populated.
|Seeing Blanca Peak means getting close|
|Hitched up and ready to pull out of Alamosa. I wanted one more picture with Blanca Peak in the background. It was a nice backyard.|
|The sky put on a show as I was driving|
east. The vapor trails were playing
|This is after crossing the mountains|
but not yet to the flat-lands
|Large snow-fences on the left. They|
must have some big snow drifts here
|This is taken from a rest area off the|
interstate. The interstate runs north
and south with the Rockies to the west
and the Great Plains to the east.
|The latest campsite at Pueblo. It is an open campground and I like those types.|