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United States : New Mexico

0.8 miles (1.2 km) N of La Puebla, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Approx. altitude: 1819 m (5967 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 36°S 74°E

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Looking east from N36 W106 #3: Looking south from N36 W106 #4: Looking west from N36 W106 up to the top of the hill #5: Looking west from N36 W106 over the hill #6: All the zeros at N36 W106 #7: Me at the spot with the snow in the background #8: Cactus on the way back to the car #9: Kim getting the mud off the new shoes

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  36°N 106°W (visit #3)  

#1: Looking north from N36 W106

(visited by Peter Thompson and Kim Thompson)

09-Oct-2005 -- It was a gray day all day today, but I was hoping to get to this CP without getting wet, which I did; however the hire car did get a little muddy in the process of finding this CP. We took a wrong turn before we reached a closer spot, and ended going up a very muddy and slippery small road. The car at one stage was going wherever the mud wanted to take it. At this point we decided that we were not going to take the car any further, and Kim got out into about 5cm of thick clayey mud. Could not turn the car around in the mud so we reversed all the way back to the drier part of the road.

Back on the main road we were still about 1.5k from the CP. We now came to a T junction, and it turned out that we were on the Juan Medina Road heading north, so we stopped off at this T junction and Kim tried to get the red mud off her new shoes - she was not at all happy about this. Once finished we turned left onto Hwy 76 and driving along this road heading west the GPS was showing that the road would come right to the CP, however where I stopped the car we were 500m south of the CP. Kim decided that she was not going to join me on this one, and stayed with the car cleaning her shoes.

I crossed the road and walked along a dry creek bed towards the CP; about 100m in you cross over an old fence. During the 15 minute walk to the CP I could hear and see trail bikers all around - it looked like they use these hills all the time for this activity. The ground was a little hilly and very rocky with lots of cactus around. As I did not have a lot of memory left in the camera I was only able to take a few photos of the CP, but it is very close to the ridge of a steep hill, which has a trail bike track over the other side. The day was also a little cold, and you could see the snow on the mountains in the distance. It was an easier walk back to the car, all down hill, and a few dogs were barking near the car so I just walked towards the sound. Easy CP visit.


 All pictures
#1: Looking north from N36 W106
#2: Looking east from N36 W106
#3: Looking south from N36 W106
#4: Looking west from N36 W106 up to the top of the hill
#5: Looking west from N36 W106 over the hill
#6: All the zeros at N36 W106
#7: Me at the spot with the snow in the background
#8: Cactus on the way back to the car
#9: Kim getting the mud off the new shoes
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