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New Mexico nature is Great-So isGold Mine Country

For September I visited Sacramento Californis, many old gold mining towns, and Yosemite Park. A great trip with some hiking and good sites.
Sacramento is a nice capitol city with good siteseeing
Nevada City is one of the original gold mining towns and many preserved buildings
Auburn is a fine town to shop, eat and see old town buildings from 1860's

I spent the May month seeing a lot of New Mexico.
It was a great trip and for your pleasure are links to the towns with the tips underlying. I hope you enjoy the hikes especially. The terrain is rugged and wonderful.

Albuquerque is loaded with churches, Spanish & Indian history, museums and great scenery for hikes and challenge

Santa Fe is the hub of art, with wonderful region of unique rock formations to venture into

Taos has many museums and mountains of beauty

National parks and remote areas in Utah & Arizona. The well known park is Grand Canyon, but many other greatparks-Petrified Forest, Bryce Canyon, -Grand Staircase, Natural Bridges area, Capitol Reef,and Arches Park.

The thing I like most about VT--IS--it is a guide to layout a template for travels. I plan my own and rely on some of the
VT members for tips. I enjoy planning trips and that takes about 1/3 of the time frame, then the trip is another 1/3, and uploading pictures and comments the last 1/3. VT is a great hobby, as well as learning about our culture/surroundings. My intent is to provide pictures that show the places, and make factual comments so people can decide what is important to see/do. I hope people appreciate my efforts, and reflect that with rating the pages as a token of their thanks for what may have helped them in what they want to know.

Los Alamos region is a nice trip

The town is located on peaks in between valleys, and pretty remote from other areas. The nature scenery around the town is super

Rancho Rios de Taos

This church is 300+ years old and still used for services and events. It is 4 foot adobe walls on the outside and wonderful sanctuary.

Albuquerque Sites to Take Hold

It is a city that thrives downtown, but the major viewing and outdoor adventure is around the Sandia Moutains that stretch 25 miles on the east side

Bandelier Park Near Santa Fe

Bandelier National Park has many Indian pueblos carved out of the rock, but also hikes like this going away from the crowds is a 3 mile hike to a great waterfall.

Soda Dam Formation by Santa Fe

In the remote/wilderness area there are a number of places to see/do along the 40 mile ride. Hot springs include this one where people go into the pools to relax and get therapy.

Taos area

Mesa at ground level with a huge erosion from the once raging Rio Grande river

One of the more fascinating places to view is at the bridge, just NW of Taos about 30 miles. There are hiking trails, or simply viewing the drop of 800 feet to the carved out river below

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