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Old 12-27-2015, 03:06 PM   #11
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Lots of good info here! We haven't been through in many years and plan a trip ourselves this year. Just want to stay in an area that is cooler in the late summer. Albuquerque area?
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Old 12-27-2015, 08:15 PM   #12
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Go to Southern NM

We live in Albuquerque. Lots of nice places in southern NM. Gila Cliff Dwellings, Carlsbad Caverns, White Sands, Rock Hounds State Park. Oliver Lee Memorial State Park is close to White Sands, and very nice. Weather can be unpredictable in NM in the spring. You'll have better luck down south. Wind is guaranteed if you stay more than a couple of days. We've had more snow than usual this year so the northern mountains may be less accessible.
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Old 12-27-2015, 08:22 PM   #13
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We rode our motorcycles to White City one April (Easter Weekend), set up camp, got up the next morning and went to the caverns. Came back out and the wind was blowing. Got back to camp and the tent was flat. We rode to Carlsbad and we were riding sideways. Went to put gas in the tank and the wind sucked what I had in there out (no joke). Husband and I had to cover the gas tank holes to keep it from happening again and to keep sand out. We headed back South and went to Guadalupe National Park, no better there. When I asked the ranger if there was a chance the wind was going to stop, she said not till June. We headed down to El Paso and Las Cruses, no wind. Hand a grand old time camping on the Rio Grande.
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Old 12-27-2015, 09:13 PM   #14
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I live in NM. Last spring the wind blew so hard near Carrizozo that one night in bed in April, I thought the wind was going to roll us over, even with all our stab jacks set solid. Can't guarantee you'll be sorry,but it's more likely than not!
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I lived in Las Cruces, NM for 7 years. I head south for a few weeks in late Feb/early March. I would love to go to NM for that time period but the wind is the reason I head to the Gulf Coast instead. Not fun riding in it.
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Sounds like some nice places to visit in NM. Is there a good time to go so you don't get the winds? Sounds like a trip I like to do next year also. Later RJD
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Sounds like some nice places to visit in NM. Is there a good time to go so you don't get the winds? Sounds like a trip I like to do next year also. Later RJD
IMO September/October are the best months to visit New Mexico. However the summer months are awesome too. Hot in the lower elevations but nice temps can be found in the mountains.
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Thanks for the tip Keystone. Later RJD
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Old 12-30-2015, 03:55 PM   #19
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We love NM We like to stay in Santa Rosa on I40 and old Rte 66. You can drop South to Lincoln and Billy the Kid (also Ft Sumter or go North to Taos and Santa Fe. We are Yuppers from Mi and like to stear clear of big cities (Albuquerque)
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This was a surprise for us in Farmington, NM.

http://www.bolackmuseum.com/

There are two separate private museums owned by Tommy Bolack. Both are open to the public at no charge, but you have to call ahead to get a time to visit. The wildlife trophy museum is very well done, but the electromechanical museum is a blast. You won't believe the stuff that's there. Think Jay Leno's garage but industrial and technical stuff.
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