An old gas station — and equally old station wagon — are framed by a classic New Mexican sky and classic New Mexican weeds. It’s been an incredibly dry year so far.
The Cumbres & Toltec narrow-gauge railway train puffs its way up the hills outside Chama.
A tree at Sandstone Bluffs, part of El Malpais National Monument, is silhouetted by a low winter sun.
Fall colors and a choo-choo train in Chama, New Mexico.
Kiwanis Cabin is one of several stone cabins in the Sandias that were built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The CCC also built — with the use of dynamite in many areas — the La Luz trail. According to the Sandia Ranger District, “[t]he CCC was the greatest-ever conservation effort in American history.” I agree, and am grateful for their considerable efforts in the Sandia foothills and mountains.