Trip Report
Up Nawth Road Trip, A Brief Photo Essay
Monday April 25, 2011 2:53pm
This isn't really up Nawth for that many of you, but it was for us!

For those of you that have never been near Abiquiu, or Brazos NM, here's your chance. So beautiful up there. If only I was the photographer that J Dodrill or some of the others around here. Better gear would probably help. That and a lot more knowledge........

Oh Well, enjoy!

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The Echo Chamber!
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Up and up we went. "So I'm packin' my bags, for the Misty Mountains, where the spirits go yeah."

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"Over the hills, where the spirits fly"!!
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You know my M.O., Back in a bit!!




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cleo

Social climber
wherever you go, there you are
  Apr 25, 2011 - 03:02pm PT
wow, nice! how come I've never been there?
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
  Apr 25, 2011 - 03:08pm PT
Pretty!
this just in

climber
north fork
  Apr 25, 2011 - 03:20pm PT
I always look forward to your photos, thanks Survival.
Jeremy

climber
  Apr 25, 2011 - 03:29pm PT
MORE PLEASE!

And Bruce...I know a few things that need to be done near them red rock pics...if you know what I mean...and I think you do...

WOO HOO!!

J
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  Apr 25, 2011 - 03:54pm PT
Jeremy, YES! I saw some of that stuff and thought of you immediately!

Cleo, I dunno, why haven't you been there? Just because it's not really on the way to anything??? That's what we like about it!!

TJI, Thanks man. I do have a few faithful responders. It keeps me coming back and posting up!


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WE GOT SNOWED ON!!! I know that's no big for some of you, but in NM at the end of April it's different.
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Amber Art Shot.
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survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  Apr 26, 2011 - 09:56am PT
Mel, something for you to chew on.....


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Jeremy

climber
  Apr 26, 2011 - 10:26am PT
Got any more pics to brighten up this windy, cloudy, work filled Tuesday?

WOO HOO!!!
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  Apr 26, 2011 - 04:24pm PT
How's the wind J??





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Jeremy

climber
  Apr 26, 2011 - 04:34pm PT
Dude...it SUCKS. Was going to boulder today...but 50 mph winds filled with gravel...ugh...

I did just go have a tasty IPA at Chama for lunch tho...these things seem to balance out.

Weekend?
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  Apr 26, 2011 - 04:57pm PT
Tournament,....which you have yet to appear at......


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FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
  Apr 26, 2011 - 05:01pm PT
Great pictures -TFPU
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climber
north fork
  Apr 26, 2011 - 05:48pm PT
If all the Hippies cutoff all their hair,
I don't Care, I don't care.
Now if Survival stopped posting TR's
I would Care, I would care.

Good hearing from you, Keep up the good work Survival.
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
  Apr 26, 2011 - 06:58pm PT
That top band of yellow, above the creamy and red rock, is something I haven't seen. Is that rock sulfurous, or what's the deal? I assume red relates to Iron, not sure about the creamy, but the yellow? I've seen some bluish/greenish stuff at Pinnacles National Monument (California, south of San Jose), and I assume that is Copper.

Looks like a great place, thanks for sharing Survival. I've got a big backlog to share, that mostly awaits my edit/culling through the pictures before uploading to Picasaweb.
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Apr 27, 2011 - 12:39pm PT
Nice, Bruce, I've always loved northern New mexico,
Did you hit Georgia Okefe's ranch? I know I butchered her name!
cleo

Social climber
wherever you go, there you are
  Apr 27, 2011 - 02:44pm PT
ha, yea, I spent a lot of time in NM with free weekends. I drove lots of places, including Chaco Canyon, Durango, the Pecos, Jemez, Taos, the VLA, White Sands, Sandias, White Rocks, Santa Fe Ski area... but never up there.
Dr Lefttoe

climber
  Apr 27, 2011 - 09:39pm PT
Hey New Mexico Select? That's my favorite amatuer basketball team!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
  Apr 27, 2011 - 09:59pm PT
Yes, northern New Mexico is a treasure trove!

Speaking of Georgia O’Keeffe:
You can really see the inspiration for her work in those bold colors and sinuous, flaring water streaks.

Your misty mountains look like they might be climbable.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
  Apr 27, 2011 - 10:03pm PT
"And baby, baby, baby do you like it?"

Yes, yes I do.
Alpinista55

Mountain climber
Portland, OR
  Apr 28, 2011 - 01:51pm PT
Hey B! Nice images, as usual. All that red rock gets me excited about our upcoming trip to Flagstaff for the kid's graduation. Not much red rock up here in soggy Oregon...
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
  Apr 28, 2011 - 02:01pm PT
Let me add my name to the devoted responders,
when it comes to my friend's climbs and photos...
Gotta love that picture of your daughter. I still
owe her a poem...

Pat
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  May 5, 2011 - 09:06pm PT
Wow.
Dr LeftToe, Tarbuster, Jefe, Alpinista55 and Patrick O. all in a row.

Man oh man, I'm livin' large!!!
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  May 13, 2011 - 11:42am PT
Friday New Mexico bump, just for fun!


Your misty mountains look like they might be climbable.

Yo Tarman, they are indeed climbable. There are some historic old routes on them. I hope to post a TR about them someday not too far off.

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Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  May 13, 2011 - 11:56am PT
Just to see if anyone's looking......
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  May 14, 2011 - 11:41am PT
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
  May 14, 2011 - 12:01pm PT
Looks like a cool area, thanks for sharing. What da hell is with that crazy big wall naked couple sleeping bag shot? Nutty!
Robb

Social climber
It's Ault or Nunn south of Shy Annie
  May 14, 2011 - 09:40pm PT
Nice shots Bruce. TFPU! Hey what's the skinny on nearby Heron Reservoir? Good spot for family camping?
TIA,
Robb
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  Jan 14, 2013 - 11:55am PT
New Mexico Bump for my own personal entertainment!

Heron Res? Dude, it's amazing, except when the cops are swarming looking for crashed dope planes.

We're waiting for licky to write a book about it.

And waiting and waiting and waiting....................
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
  Jan 14, 2013 - 12:02pm PT
I think we've hashed this out before but the one thing I regret not
doing in NM is that big left-facing corner across the river in Chama.
I think that was done BITD, no? I'm kinda leery about swimming swift
water with a rack on. I'm just funny that way.
MH2

climber
  Jan 14, 2013 - 12:18pm PT
Given the few minutes to reflect, I'm sure you realize that the way to cross with a rack on is to hold your breath and walk.

Thanks, survival. That's where I'd like to live.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
  Jan 14, 2013 - 01:03pm PT
I liked the original posting, brown to blue tones. Then the next seemed to do the same.

It's one way to organize photo essays on this vertical format that I notice is appealing to the senses in that it smells great, feels great, & looks great.

But it tastes terrible and I don't hear a thing.

What Just Can't Say says.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Author's Reply  Jan 14, 2013 - 01:07pm PT
Whoa, Mouse, you're the first person that ever noticed that.

I thought I was alone and only interested in entertaining my-own-self..........................
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
  Jan 14, 2013 - 01:09pm PT
Thanks!
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