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... where I watched a movie about the monument and went through their small museum. I then took the self-guided tour of the ruins. It was a bit uncomfortable walking around with wind gusts of nearly 60 mph. The story of the fort was more interesting to me than the ruins themselves.
After touring the monument I headed back to my hotel in ...
... some interpretive signs about the local plants. I then hiked the Lava Flow Trail, which is a 1-mile loop trail leaving from the Visitor Center parking lot. You see some lava on the trail but there are no interpretive signs explaining the type of lava or how it came to look the way it does.
Next, I drove to the top of the volcano. The road spiraling to the top of the volcano was built ...
I headed for the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument Visitor Center in Pilar, NM today. Rio Grande del Norte is one of the newest national monuments, having just been created in March 2013. Most national monuments are managed by the National Park Service but this is one of the 19 managed either entirely or partially by the Bureau of Land Management.
The Visitor ...
... Again, because of frequent rain, we were witnessing the most colorful "greens" everywhere. Think perhaps the Garden Of Eden?
After about 18 miles of thoroughly enjoying and taking in this "Highway Of The Legends", we came around a corner and were met by a muscular brown bear, on the left side of the road who was somewhat startled by the sound of Crush, and the sight of us. Nevertheless, we immediately came to a near stop, to fully capture a rare moment in ...
... places. They want gas, food and bed.
It is no ones fault, it is the harsh reality of life out here for many many people.
It is why the houses are not built to last 100-200 years. They provide shelter for one generation at the most.
It is why we see the ugliness because when the house become unserviceable or the work dries up, people simply walk away. If someone new moves on to the land, they build a new house.
It is ...
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