Category Archives: Expeditions

Trips that involve both hiking and driveabout.

Bosque del Apache Expedition – 11/24/2020

‘Tis our first visit to Bosque del Apache, heading south as colder temperatures conspire against hiking north of Albuquerque or in the mountains. The Drive In Drive south on I-25, through Socorro, exit for San Antonio (Exit 139). Continue east … Continue reading

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Mesa Prieta Expedition – 03/17/2020

‘Tis an ‘expedition’, planning to drive on roads not yet explored (DriveAbout), with intentions of hiking somewhere along the way. The Drive In From Albuquerque I-25 to Bernalillo, west on US 550 (20 miles) turn left Cabezon Road, continue through … Continue reading

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Cerro Cuate Expedition – 03/03/2020

This time of year is the best for exploring the Rio Puerco valley. Winter brings snow which make the roads really nasty, and summer is hot (and the monsoon season in late summer often makes roads impassable). So this is … Continue reading

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Cliff Ruins Expedition – 08/20/2018

Lanny and I had seen a video by Jeff Gilkey flying over Pueblo ruins atop a small mesa, specifically Mesa Pueblo. We located them using GoogleEarth, and headed that way.  The Drive In As you can see from the red … Continue reading

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Mesa Chijuilla Expedition – 02/20/2015

Vince and I went ‘wandering’ beyond Mesa de Cuba in the San Juan Badlands.  This “expedition” (multiple hikes) began with exploration of the east side of Mesa Chijuilla.  We then checked out another area with interesting features some 3 miles … Continue reading

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Plaza Blanca Expedition – 03/28/2018

This was a road trip combined with a hike in Northern New Mexico.  The road trip component was to drive around the perimeter of the Jemez Mountains – San Ysidro, Cuba, Regina, Abiquiú , Española , Santa Fe, and return … Continue reading

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Bonita Canyon & Flourite Mine Expedition – 6/13/2016

The objective of this expedition was to drive through this northeastern part of the Zuni mountains, destination a mine from many years ago that produced flourite.  These mountains are quite different from the Sandia, Manzano, and Jemez ranges – they … Continue reading

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