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... in the Civil War and the Indian Wars. At one time it was the largest fort west of the Mississippi. With the arrival of the railroad in the 1880s the Santa Fe Trail lots its importance and so did the fort along with it. It was eventually abandoned in 1891 after 40 years of operation.
The fort suffered from neglect for the next ...
... the wind was just at the top of the mountain but I was wrong. It was quite windy as I hiked the Boca Trail. I was expecting interpretive signs but there were none. You get to see some interesting lava formations but it was disappointing compared to what I've seen at some other lava flows, such as Craters of the Moon National Monument.
After hiking all the trails I headed back to my hotel.
... point I'm told the canyon is around 800 feet deep. It's not the Grand Canyon but it's still impressive.
After I got back to Questa I headed for Raton, NM and found a hotel. I'll stay here a few nights while I visit Fort Union National Monument and Capulin Volcano National Monument. Unfortunately, the weather forecast for the next couple days is for a significant change of more ...
... and so much enjoying is that we have NO SCHEDULE we must answer to. And yes, if you've never traveled this way, once you do, you'll know exactly what we mean and probably won't ever travel any other way again.
Ok, off to see family in OK this evening ( weather permitting) and enjoy some good dinner and fun together. Also, we will be staying in Enid, OK where my beautiful, most special daughter Amanda Christine was born.
We hope this finds you all ...
... interstate junction 2 miles out of town there is all that the long distance travellers need again. Super 8, McDonalds and a couple of gas stations.
Bad news that most of Colorado appears to be on fire. Our overnight stop for tomorrow has been evacuated so there will be no off road routes we can do without risking being caught in wildfires.
Plan tomorrow is to talk to the Police and show them where we are planning to go and ask their help.
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