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Travel Blogs from Raton
... br> right?” “Ah no, we have no snakes and only one spider which has
venom which may kill you. So camping is easy in New Zealand, no need
to worry about those or skunks etc...” “You have big old bears
though?” “No, we don't have bears either.” “So do you live in
like paradise or something?” I'm starting to think so!
From there we travelled further West ...
... No Dogs on the trails! The rest of my pack went on a hike and saw 19 deer and I got to wait in the car and then walk around the parking lot. Whoopee I smelled where Fifi pooped yesterday. America used to be a great place for us dogs but this is too much! Please write to your pack leaders and tell them Dogs Hike Too. No more signs! P.S. And yes I pee on every one of those ...
... and lava flowed not from the top but through the side walls. It is now a state park, and there are hiking trails there, too.
During our drive this afternoon we caught a glimpse of snow covered mountain peaks, and tomorrow we head for Colorado Springs and Pike's Peak to get a better look.
We almost forgot to give the answer to the mystery of who is the third president that we spoke of in the last blog. See the photo!
... 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 ...
... went up. Others speculate that, knowing the business was done for, Bent just burned it down rather than let the government have it. Unlikely that we'll ever know now. William Bent went on to found another fort further down the river. That one came to be known as Bent's New Fort; hence, this one became, in memory, Bent's Old Fort.
One other interesting thing we learned: the Arkansas river, at the time the fort was in operation, ...
Other places to stay in Raton
1160 S. Second Street, Raton | Motelfrom $57
1610 Cedar, Raton | 1 star motelfrom $54
1600 Cedar St, Raton | 1 star motelfrom $45
101 Card Avenue, Raton | 2 star motelfrom $135
136 Canyon Drive, Raton | Motelfrom $71
308 Canyon Drive, Raton | Motelfrom $48
200 Clayton Rd, Raton | Motelfrom $37