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Ideas for New Mexico trip?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tRidiot, Apr 11, 2021.

  1. 1911er

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    Wow, what a small world this is! One of my recent trips out there in the winter, they'd had no snow yet and very little the previous year. I was bivouacked on the Hondo, awoke at roughly 0400 to a light steady snow, broke camp and drove up to the mountain. There was at least a foot on the ground by the time I got up there, did some non-sanctioned 4'by-ing around the resort before the plows got there, let my wolf run around a bit, borrowed some coffee from the lodge, and roostertailed out of there. Good times.
    tRidiot, no doubt you'll go through Albuquerque at some point, might as well stop off at the Frontier for some Hatch and sweet rolls. It's across from UNM, used to be a 24 hour joint but I think they had some trouble with a few south of the border types in the wee hours.
     
  2. tRidiot

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    So I've just spent the last couple of hours going through and making notes on this thread. I have a 2 page Word document to give to my wife to have her look through all of the recommendations and see what we can fit in. We really only have about a week, so that is going to limit us, and taking the dog will complicate things a bit, too.

    But we'll figure it out. I appreciate all the tips and tidbits, I think it's going to be a great trip!

    <edit> And for all you MFers who recommended Michael's Kitchen in Taos, I'm gonna be cussing you for the next 6 weeks! I spent half an hour reading reviews and looking at pictures, and now I'm so hungry I could eat my keyboard if they poured that red and green sauce over it!
     
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  4. tRidiot

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    Ha! That's pretty neat.
     
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    Been there! Incredible story isn't it?
     
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    I did not read all, so these may have all been said.
    If you are going to Santa Fe. I would go on north to Taos. Taos has become more run down and dirty over the years, But the Mesa Brewery and La Cueva Cafe both have great food. If you are that close, you have to go to Red River. "IMO" the most beautiful place in New Mexico.
    Going south, I would slide down to Ruidoso. We go to NM three to five times a year. It is a beautiful state.
     
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    Meh...

    ...used to do Red River when I was a youngster. Last time there was as a junior or senior in high school. Now, I think it is just a touristy town.

    As for most beautiful place in NM, I'd say no.
     
  8. tRidiot

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    Well, we've got some great ideas and jumping off points - now we need to settle on a route so we can start looking for doggy day cares in all these areas.
     
  9. Biggsly

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    Goose lake is beautiful. We have Jeeped to it many times. We are hiking it this year. If you like to hike, Middle Fork Lake is my favorite hike in that area. The whole hike is beautiful and you are usually at the top by yourself.
     
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    Most of these places have become more touristy. That is why I love hiking. I always tell people that you will never find the most beautiful places on wheels. Red River is where we stay. I have hiked many miles all around that area. I have talked to people who have been going their whole lives and have never seen some of the hidden treasures.
     
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