“Some mountains only require a good pair of shoes. Others require an entire team to conquer. Knowing which is which is the key to success.”
NewMexico-Expedition guided a group of avid campers through the remote Brazos wilderness of northern New Mexico skirting the border of Colorado for an epic 3-day adventure!
We started out above Tres Piedres near Ute. After airing down we headed west into the darkened deep green Carson National Forest to find our two NM-E team members that secured a camp a day earlier.
As our convoy was winding through the forest you can start to forget the everyday life of the grind, work, stress, releasing from you mind and body.
After 43 miles on dirt to the first camp we unpacked and started to relax to enjoy the forest. Our team started a fire pit we broke out the chainsaws, cut up a dead tree, and showed our youth that was with one of our members how to chop wood with an axe.
That night it got into the high 30s with some rain which was very nice!
I got up at 530 to watch the sun rise over the Carson with some coffee in hand. I must tell you there isn’t words to describe how the feeling/seeing a sun rise or set, I always try and capture that moment and take it with me home.
After breakfast we packed up and headed deeper in the forest to link up with the Cumbres and Toltec iron horse train that stems through Osier pass from Colorado to New Mexico. Once we made the 30-mile trek through some switch backs and water crossings we made good time and hit the train at the depo.
Walking up to the train with the coal in the air, hot stem blowing the roaring sound of this iron beast can bring you back to the 1800s. You can only imagine how the old outlaws stopped and robbed these huge machines.
After taking pictures we headed west to set up camp in a valley near where the train stems through hidden from people. Once there we unpacked, I pulled this fishing rod out to find the browns lurking in the water. But only found a few small guys that wasn’t worth eating so we started dinner using my oven for some pizza! My wife also baked a cake for my Birthday in the woods!
Around the campfire the NM-E members sang HAPPY BIRTHDAY to me which was awesome and something I will never forget!
After a great night we woke up and headed to Antonito CO for fuel and to head home. Me and a few others stayed and had lunch and checked out the train station.
I have the say this trip is definitely one for the books!