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#26 berobertsmd


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:50 PM

The darkest, clearest, sky I've ever seen was on an early October night along HWY 550, at the Chaco Canyon Exit. It was overwhelming. There were so many stars, I could not get my bearings. The Milky Way was awesome.
At a later day visit to Chaco Canyon in May, we stayed until dark. The sky cleared on a moonless night, and it's DARK in Chaco Canyon.
The road off of 550 is a washboard and it's about 17 or so miles. Of course, all provisions must be taken in, except water.
The National Park Service site is www.nps.gov/chcu/index.htm
Have a wonderful time!


#27 johne



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

The monsoon season for New Mexico and Arizona runs from July through to September 30th.

#28 jrbarnett


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:50 PM

Not in San Juan County, NM (aka "Colorado Plateau"). The Monsoons are typically over in that sub-region by mid-September. I've even been in late August and only had two one-to-two-hour storms over a 9-day period.



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