At Ghost Ranch New Mexico

A shortish 55 mile section from Cuba to Ghost Ranch New Mexico

We had an extreme change from semi-desert in Cuba to a 3000ft climb into fir and spruce green mountains of the San Pedro Mountains. Our tent had its first coating of frost and ice camped up there at 10,300ft on a lovely meadow next to running water. Our next night was also next to a river in the Ojitos canyon before we followed the Chama river to Ghost Ranch.

The scenery here is dominated by pink, red and yellow sedimentary cliffs and its pretty cool. The artist Georgia O’Keeffe painted here for 50 years. No photos as the computer won’t let me download but next stop for us is the Colorado border, 84 miles away at Cumbres Pass. We then aim to hitch (or get the scenic train line) back to Chama NM to resuply with winter gear (boots and ice axes) ready for the snowy and high San Juan mountains of Colorado.

Hope the Scottish readers are enjoying the hot spring weather !

Brian Saturday 30th May

Hiking out of Cuba NM
big panorama san pedro meadow
San Pedro’s, high parklands
Cold frosty camp in the San Pedro’s


Ghost Ranch NM

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