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This advisor is a part of a chain concentrating on open air actions resembling mountain climbing, cycling, mountaineering, horseback driving, downhill skiiing, parasailing, backpacking, waterskiing and scuba diving. old and different history details is supplied, in addition to finished shuttle info.

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Figure out where you want to go, then consult the Forest Service, BLM, or Park Service for up-to-date topographical maps and information. Discuss with them the difficulty of various trails and technical climbing skills or specialized equipment that may be required. USGS (US Geological Service) maps can be purchased for around $3 each. They show contour lines that indicate the relative steepness of the terrain. Some adventures in this area can be accomplished easily alone, while others require special gear, permits, and expertise.

Thoughtful preparation, warm layered clothing and a reasonable amount of common sense are imperative when traveling in this region. Touring Touring in North-Central New Mexico begins in Albuquerque. From there, head north on Interstate 25 to Santa Fe, where US 84 leads north to Chama with a side trip on NM 502 to Los Alamos. At Chama, take US 64 to Taos. There, NM 522, NM 38 and US 64 form the Enchanted Circle to Red River, Cimarron and Angel Fire, then returning to Taos. Albuquerque New Mexico's largest city is a sprawling metropolis of near 500,000 people on the banks of the Rio Grande River.

Strive to pack out more than you pack in. ·Control your bicycle. Inattention for even a second can cause disaster. Excessive speed frightens and injures people, gives mountain biking a bad name, and results in trail closures. Page 10 ·Always yield. Make your approach known well in advance to others using the trail. A friendly greeting is considerate and appreciated. Show respect when passing by slowing to walking speed or even stopping, especially in the presence of horses. Anticipate that other trail users may be around corners or in blind spots.

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