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Taos County

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  • Day75

    Day 75 - Wetworld

    November 21, 2016 in the United States

    Today was the wettest day of the trip so far. Luckily, our main plan for today involved driving, the destination being Taos.

    There is an impressive Native American Pueblo that we hoped to see whilst using the town as a stop of point on the way to Durango. However, the light rain for most of the drive turned into a heavy pouring as soon as we arrived at Taos. We thought we'd hanker down in the hotel room for a couple of hours and wait and see if the rain would stop. In the meantime we caught up with the HBO series Westworld and saw episode eight. Although not our first choice for entertainment today, it is a fantastic series and is building up nicely.

    With all hope of doing anything outdoors dashed, we went to the nearest restaurant for dinner. The Burger Stand was opposite and we made a quick dash for it. A Chilli Cheese Burger for Alice and a Catfish Po'boy for me with plenty of Cajun Fries. We were soon feeling much better. Back at the motel we continued to watch TV and later in the evening we peeked a look out the window and the rain had turned to snow. Enough was falling to settle on the cars but the ample rain earlier ensured it melted on most of the ground. There was only one thing for it. We popped over to the reception, collected mugs of hot chocolate and cookies, made our way back to our room, and continued to watch yet more TV.

    Song of the Day:
    Wet Wet Wet - Sweet Little Mystery
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  • Day76

    Day 76 - Let it Snow

    November 22, 2016 in the United States

    There were remnants of snow on tops of cars and shaded areas as we awoke to a cold but not freezing morning. It wasn't raining and so we decided on visiting the Taos Pueblos. The Pueblos are considered to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the United States. We paid to enter the site and it was fascinating to walk around and explore. However it felt odd to be wandering around an area where people live whilst looking at their houses and taking photos as though in a fishbowl. It was a worthwhile visit although brief as we had to hit the road again.

    We were driving to Durango in Colorado and it was a four hour drive away. After an hour nothing remarkable occurred and then we had to cross the San Juan National Forest which involved a number of mountains. As we climbed the mountains and got higher and higher the snow on the ground became thicker and thicker. Before we knew it we were driving through pelting snow. It was like we had entered a mini winter wonderland at the mountain top as we drove up and down and round and round. There were hardly any cars around adding to the sense of isolation and it felt like we were on the dark side of the mountain, hiding from the rising sun. It required quite a lot of concentration to navigate the roads but whenever possible the snowy scenery had to be glanced at and admired. The car even warned us that the outside temperature was minus two. Ever since we've driven the car, all the messages appear in French with no apparent way to change the language and so Alice quickly translated the message with her phone and we were relived it wasn't alerting us to an emergency. As we descended, the snow stopped falling and the surrounding snow thinned out. It was a relief to not have to drive through those conditions for much longer, although the scenery was fantastic.

    The rest of the journey was fine and we reached our motel before the early evening. We went for an easy option for dinner, a pizza restaurant five minutes away. Apart from the long wait for the food (we were hungry and so time seemed to stop) we were very pleased with our huge and heavily topped meal. We finished our beers and made our way back to the motel.

    Song of the Day:
    Madonna - Frozen
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  • Day43

    Wheeler Peak

    May 14, 2017 in the United States

    J'aurais pu bien sûr mettre Taos et Wheeler Peak comme un seul point, mais je n'aurais pas pu mettre assez de photos :)

    Wheeler Peak était tout simplement extraordinaire! À plusieurs moments de la journée, j'ai eux des larmes aux yeux, tout simplement à cause de la beauté du paysage et le la place. Pour ceux qui me connaisse bien, je me suis dis "C'est beau la vie!" à plusieurs reprise! :)

    Le premier 2 miles jusqu'au lac était facile, la neige était dure et le sentir clairement marqué. Beaucoup de gens font tout simplement l'aller-retour au lac.

    Après le lac la monté était intense! Peut-être qu'en été il y a des "switch backs" pour faciliter la monté, mais en hiver tu monte directement! Ouch, en plus avec l'altitude je devais arrêter à chaque 10-20 pas pour reprendre mon souffle.

    Le sommet à 13,161 pieds, était venteux et froid, mais époustouflant. Il y avait des montagnes à pertes de vu.

    La descente était le fun, j'ai mis mes raquettes et dans la neige ramollit par le soleil je glissais ou patinais sur la neige.

    Super journée qui c'est terminé avec un coucher de soleil magnifique! Je vous souhaite tous de vivre des moments aussi émouvants et si intenses.
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  • Day42

    Taos et ses alentours

    May 13, 2017 in the United States

    Taos est vraiment sympathique comme place. C'est beaucoup comme Santa Fe. Il y a un mélange de cultures. Il y a plein de petites boutiques, de galeries d'art et d'artisans, sauf que c'est beaucoup plus petit et plus sympathique. Les gens ont beaucoup de jasette. Taos est une ville écologique ! Et sans gluten!!! C'est une ville de hippie! :)

    Tout près de Toas ce situe les Earthships (Earthships.com), un arrêt de mon itinéraire originale. Ce sont des maisons construites avec des pneus usagés et entièrement auto-suffisantes pour l'énergie et l'eau. J'aime l'idée de vivre ce qu'ils appel "off grid".

    Dans leur maisons ils utilisent l'eau 3 à 4 fois. La pluie ou la neige et filtré pour être consommé; boire, ce laver, etc. Cette eau est ensuite utilisé pour arroser les plantes; ils font pousser toutes sortes de fruits et légumes à l'intérieur. L'eau qui s'égoutte des plantes se retrouve, une fois filtré, dans les toilettes. Puis celle des toilettes, se retrouve dans une fausse septique. C'était intéressant, mais pas assez long comme visite :(
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  • Day1

    Taos, United States

    February 15, 2015 in the United States

    Planned on spending a wknd in taos. Near cute ski areas. I wanted to hike but it was february and a bit snowy and wet. Town was busy and artsy and upscale. Lots of galleries and restaurants. I went to taos pueblo and got a tour. It discussed lots of info but felt very touristy despite the fact that ppl live there. Pretty though. Good fry bread

You might also know this place by the following names:

Taos County, مقاطعة تاوس, Таос, তাউস কাউন্টি, Comtat de Taos, Condado de Taos, Taos konderria, شهرستان تائوس، نیومکزیکو, Comté de Taos, Taos, okrug, Taos megye, Թաոս շրջան, Contea di Taos, タオス郡, Taos Kūn, Hrabstwo Taos, ٹاؤس کاؤنٹی, Comitatul Taos, Округ Таос, ٹاوس کاؤنٹی، نیو میکسیکو, Quận Taos, Condado han Taos, 陶斯縣

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