The Pintada Kid on traveling around New Mexico, and the sights to be seen:
Ive spent a lifetime in the Mountains and Back Roads of New Mexico and always have a Sleeping bag in back of my Chevy 4x4 so i travel into places few people get to see and i sometimes will be talked into giving people tours into these Secluded places where you usually dont see anyone for hours on some of the Backroads where theres Ghost Towns and Indian Petroglyphs and Sheepherder Writing and Old Churches and cemeteries, underground caves where the Indians use to live down in the Ground and graves and some good quiet fishing Spots which are Scattered all over N.M. I like to find Dinosaur Bones and Arrowheads and Artifacts and beautiful Rocks. My latest Discovery is a human Skull Staring at me from 20 foot high Arroyo Wall and the rest of his Bones sticking out of the wall along with other Skeletal Remains possibly over a Dozen other Skeletons in that area probably from the 1800s.
Also Willard has the Salt Lakes a few Miles to the East and its a Great Place to take pictures of Sunsets and go hiking. At night a couple of times ive seen some Giant Fireballs fall into the Salt Lakes. The last Fireball that i saw in that area was a couple of years ago. I was driving through about 10 at night and i thought i had left my interior light on and it was a Giant Fireball of all Colors about to Crash into me while i was Driving and then it just Disappeared there around MP 222. The guys from Willard say that sometimes at night they would get up on the Highest Hill or Mesa and Watch these weird lights at night. I use to think that the Salt Lakes all over that area had Giant Spaceports miles underneath the Salt Lakes and when these Fireballs hit the Water it douses the Flames and doesnt leave a Trace when they go in and it bakes the Salt. Im Curious why these Fireballs like that area where there isnt anything for miles around.
The little town in between Ancho and White Oaks is called Jicarilla used to be Population 5 but the people living there were moved out i think. All that Land around there is Federal Land and great for hiking and hunting and searching for Gold.
If you want to know who owns what in White Oaks go to the No Scum Allowed Saloon. Im not sure who owns it now i heard some women had bought it and they have live music and Dances there once in awhile. Im not sure about the Museum...My House of Old Things in Ancho but its Closed now and im not sure if will be open again. If you keep going on the Road through White Oaks it turns into dirt and farther on they have places for Sale with plenty of Land and if you keep going youll pass through a small school house and cemetery in Jicarilla pop.5 and keep going and you end up in Ancho and back out on 54. This is Beautiful Country and lots of Mountains and Forests and Wildlife. I was through there about 2 weeks ago and saw about 10 Wild Turkeys on the Road and Antelope and Deer at Jacks Peak. I know all those Roads had a Friend that was a Hermit up there around Jacks Peak his name was Lloyd Hoskins a Goldminer he was over 90 years old and i found him Dead in his Cabin on his Mountain and had been Dead about 10 days when i found him. Its a favorite Place to Hike and search for Gold but watch out for the Bears and Mountain Lions and Rattlesnakes.
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