Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Uraling to Cuchillo, NM

Making my way, slowly, back to Colorado.  Timing things to arrive after the forecasted snow on Thursday is gone.

Sunrise in Bowie proved to be quite nice:

Tonight's BLM campsite is the one I used on the way to Arizona back in January.  It's north of the town of Truth or Consequences, east of I-25 on the Mitchell Point exit.  I like it, no one around, but the weather was heavily overcast and cool.

Spent the day preparing for work this weekend, since that's when the maintenance windows are....

After work, I set out on Scarlett and decided to cruise over to the nearby town of Cuchillo.  The name means knife in Spanish so I was curious.  It's basically a settlement consisting of small homes, decaying RVs and delapidated structures...pretty much bypassed by time.  In fact, it's listed among New Mexico's ghost towns though I believe folks still live there.

I explored the roads leading out of Cuchillo, especially liked the one that climbed a ridge out of town.  The mountain peaks in the distance were too far for pictures though and tonight's sunset didn't occur as the rain clouds continue to darken the skies overhead.

I did find this overlook point on the ridge road, eased Scarlett near it's forward edge and got these pictures.


RichardM said...

The pictures make it look cold. Though the clouds look cool.

redlegsrides said...

It was 60F, RichardM, and it felt cool on bare skin...I’m getting thin-blooded

Trobairitz said...

Such bright pink then orange in that sunrise. Very pretty. 60 degrees sounds nice, higher than our daily highs.

redlegsrides said...

Thanks Trobairitz, am in northern NM now, much cooler.