The Ranch Lakewood New Mexico West of the Pecos River 32 degrees mostly sunny.
I picked up and put away the lights and snow men. The water hose we use here stays here as I have heat tape and insulation on this hose. Finished stowing everything else Buster drove to the office and got the tires aired to cold pressure. We paid our electric bill and cleared the Ranch going to Artesia for fuel.
|leaving Artesia going west|
On the road again, traveling day Alamogordo, NM Deming, New Mexico. (To enlarge pictures; Click on picture to enlarge, click return button (<) on your browser to return to post)
|Climbing to Alamogordo|
Departed Artesia about noon headed west to Alamogordo, NM and a long easy climb to Cloudcroft at 8,650 foot elevation. Starting with a desert landscape going to forest
Down thru a tunnel and into Alamogordo 4,550 foot elevation four thousand feet change in sixteen miles. The turns are ok going into the down grade at a low speed downshifting the transmission and an exhaust brake helps control the speed very well. I follow the signs for truck speed limits ten miles per hour below car speed.
|Descending from Cloudcroft|
|Descending into Las Cruces, NM|