el Norte

El Norte True

Truchas, NM

A little piece of Truchas, NM. Elevation 8,100 ft.

Oh, never mind the other stuff. Enjoy the photo!

Comforting. Clean. Cold.

winter scene in northern Taos County

About 45 miles from Taos, looking west near the Colorado line

I pulled off the highway at a certain spot near the foot of the mountain so we could pee. It's maybe a hundred yards down this little dirt road to a big sign with all the regulations. Beyond that, the road continues into a wide, shallow valley and then disappears over the edge of the [...]

Stupid Gringo Day

Taos Diner, Taos, NM

Sign in the window says “Free Gluten”

First of all, that's a photo of the original northside Taos Diner that has nothing to do with this post, though they'd have no trouble with the title. It's definitely a state of Taos mind. You won't find any tourists there. (We will beat you with our hippie sticks.)* It's also close to the Famous [...]

Walk Right In

Llano Quemado sky

Now this is like it really is

We were coming back from the dentist. It's half an hour out of town on a two-lane road that drops a thousand feet into the canyon of the Rio Grande. The river was beautiful today, mostly clear as it reflected sky and trees. We could see rocks and sand on the bottom even speeding by [...]

road and sky, Taos, NM

Western sky through windshield of Pontiac Vibe

New Mexico would be a great place to test them out. Ribbons of sun-baked asphalt stretching to the horizon! (No paint! Signs shot full of bullet holes!) Open her up, see what she'll do, etc. I knew a guy who got stopped for doing a hundred and ten up by the Colorado line where the [...]

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