Junk Yard Dog. Trampas New Mexico USA

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on July 10, 2017 by gerilewis001

Just kicking it around Trampas New Meico USA I noticed the resting place for road warriors. 1958 Del Ray. 1967 Impala, ’42 Chevy truck among othe classic wrecks. I have an idea what I will do with a few salvaged parts. Stay tuned. Oh across the street is a 16 century church! More later ya’ll  stay tuned! 

Kachina Peak Taos New Mexico

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 7, 2017 by gerilewis001

 Kachichina  Peak   is te second highest peak in the Sangre De Christo Mountians. Located in the Carson National forest in the Taos ski valley. Kachina Peak clocks in at almost 13oooft. Remarkably the chair lifts go to the top of the peak.  During a rountine patrol of camp sites and other maintanence duties the last site (Wheeler Lake Trailhead.) on my route up the Taos Ski Vally in the Questa Ranger District is actually adjacent to the privatly owned ski resort.  I drove to the saddle and bwas greeted by John Castillo who kindly suggested I take the lift up and have my lunch on Kachina Peak.

Spectacular my be to tame a word to describe the view. Perhaps Splendifiourus? As the rest of the southwest is roasting in triple digit heat. I am cooling out  at a collected 79 degrees. I decide to make a snow angel just for kicks after washing down my lunch with fresh alpine H20. So incredible the rise in elevation and various climates that can be experienced in just a short 45 min drive and 20 min lift chair ride! From the desert and high chaparal to alpine medows and snow! I sure hope I am around for ski season as Taos Ski Valley is world class!

 

Rio Grande Gorge Taos New Mexico

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on June 26, 2017 by gerilewis001

Hello friends, its been a few. I’ve been on the road traveling 2200 miles all across the north and south-west in addition to catching some fire incident work. Therefore not much time to write or blog. I’m back on the seasonal rec crew with USFS. My assignment is Camino Real and Questa Ranger Districts. New Mexico is a wonderful state rich in history and natural wonders. Check out Rio Grande gorge! A regular stop for me is the Cebella Mesa and gorge area. It is magnificent. The camping on the gorge rim is not crowded in summer as it is very hot in the day but spring and fall are perfect and a bit more used than summer which is virtually vacant. The temp quickly drops in the evening to pleasant 60s and by early dawn it is in the 50s. Well pardner I will be posting more as time allows. Untill then hang ’em high and happy trails! Thanx for reading!