Took the Heeps.. umm I mean Jeeps to the wild's of South Central NM. West of Elephant Butte Lake.
We fueled up in T or C ( I'll bet you know why its called T or C). Anyway we hit the dirt on FR 139 (Degrees and decimal minutes (Lat Lng):
N 33° 23.281' W 107° 16.181')
We got in to late to find the Luna Park CC. Hot dogs and Smores umm.
Here is Luna Park CC. If you like climbing or have a burning desire to set up a Zip line this a great place.
Most topo's list the road ending just North of Luna Park put it doesn't in fact you can take it to the Springtime CC
Here is a pic of Springtime CC very nice and clean. There are great wooden half shelters about 8x8x8 that would keep
most wind and rain off tents.
Jeep Represent Yoo.
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We headed back the Luna Park road then SW along FR 139 to the town of Monticello.
Took 142 or FR 139 NW from Monticello toward the Monticello Box
Followed Alamosa Creek NW until 142 turned into FR 140
Lunch at Alamosa Creek
and took time to wash the Jeeps.
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And her Stu breaks a Fan Clutch. The Super Jeep is mortal.
The legendary Monticello Box great place to cool off during the Summer heat and
some good Geocaching.
From the Box we headed North on HY 52 then turned NE on to FR 549 (Degrees and decimal minutes (Lat Lng):
N 33° 43.413' W 107° 39.672)
Here is a pic of Bear Trap Campground.
Due to my sick Jeep and timing issues we had to head back early. We continued on FS 549 to Hy 60 and then E.
Don't let the hot flat mesa fool you. This area is full of cool narrow shelf roads, canopy forests, high passes to explore and clean campground to rest your feet.
Only in a Jeep.