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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Six Mile Canyon, New Mexico

Above, at about the point where the juniper and pine trees get thicker, a lone windmill stands. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

A visiting friend (Mitch Geriminsky) and I decided to do some road exploring today.

We headed down Six Mile Canyon Road from Jamestown, New Mexico. The road has a turn-off to a community shooting area, but we continued on ahead.

Above, forest service signs indicate that Six Mile Canyon is closed from December to March. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Above, Mitch at the old cattle pen. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

We found the dirt road in pretty good condition. We went from the valley floor into the hills. The terrain was rocky and as we got higher, forested with juniper and pine trees.

Above, the old cattle pen. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

We saw an old cattle pen that looked in relatively good shape although it probably hasn't been used in years and a windmill further up into the canyon.

According to Free Campsites.com:
Free camping. No services. Google shows a campground area further down the road, but we just put up the tent where ever. Sign at the gate says closed December thru March.
Above, the gate heading out. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Some people who have commented say that visitors can camp anywhere. This is in Cibola National Forest.

Above, Jamestown, New Mexico from Six Mile Canyon Road. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

I will probably do some camping in Six Mile Canyon one of these days. I think The Beast should handle the road just fine.

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