Friday, July 29, 2011
Truchas, New Mexico
We stayed in a 1940's house in Truchas,New Mexico. It's a tiny town about 10 miles past Chimayo on the high road from Santa Fe to Taos. The Rio Truchas and the Rio Quemado are nearby and an acequia burbled about 20 feet from the front door.We almost backed the truck into that ditch on our arrival,but the rest of the trip went more smoothly. The views of the full moon over the 13,000 foot Truchas Peaks were magnificent.We did several nice hikes,visited Taos very briefly, and I did a bit of fishing as well.Truchas lies at about 8000 feet above sea level.Even so, it was obvious it's been really dry there. We were very lucky to be able to enjoy the area when we did,because about a week or so later most of the Carson and Santa Fe forest closed due to active fires and the threat of further fire danger.