This was my first tour of the back country. I took a tour with NM Jeep Tours of Albuquerque. It was amazing, and my guide, Roch Hart was a phenomenal interpreter of the ranch. Yes, this was ranch, which borders the Zia Pueblo. I don't remember how many acres it is, but I didn't even see a third of it. Roch was a wealth of knowledge, and the off-road jeep tour was rugged, and fun. Roch even showed me how to use my camera. At that time, it was brand new, and I was new to digital photography. After a Google search later, I found out that Roch is an accomplished photographer. How embarrassing. I have one of his wild horses photos as my desktop photo. It's a color photo that looks infrared.
I haven't been in touch with this company since that tour, but their website is very well done now, so business must be great. http:\\www.nmjeeptours.com. Check it out. When I finally slow down in the ABQ, I plan to do another one.
I saw petroglyphs, mountains, ghost towns and mines. Lots of remnants from lives past. Great experience!!
Music by Esperanza Spaulding, "Wild is the Wind" (No copyright infringement intended.)