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Old 09-14-2009, 01:10 PM
 
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Poncho_NM: I agree with you and the NM Department of Tourism, and see nothing smart-alecky about either you or it. The 'five regions' approach makes sense to me. (Although I'm somewhat disconcerted that Eagle Nest and Red River aren't in the same region!)
Not meaning to split hairs . . . well, maybe I am, but the referenced map shows six regions.
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Old 09-14-2009, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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I sometimes think we should measure relative height -- how far it is from the valley floor -- for instance when I look at the Truchas -- they are only seven thousand feet above me.
By that measure, wouldn't Sierra Blanca be about the highest?

There are places where it is visible from an altitude of about 4,000 ft
which would make it about eight thousand feet above.
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Old 09-14-2009, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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..... alas, I am a typical troll. LOL
LOL.

I'm going to have to agree with you there. A poster-child, really.

This is getting tedious.

First, a completely open-ended NEW THREAD designed to pull-in
open-ended and ambiguous answers.

Next, later, a defensive post claiming that people are just
'so thin-skinned' and why won't they answer the question
in the way that you intended?
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Old 09-14-2009, 01:53 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Not meaning to split hairs . . . well, maybe I am, but the referenced map shows six regions.
How 'bout that. Good eye Domino. And I have been using that map for over 10 years... How clumsy of me.

Sign up for their free vacation guides if you couldn't find a free one lying around.


Rich
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Old 09-14-2009, 03:40 PM
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Location: Østenfor sol og vestenfor måne
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- let's all assume that Interstate 40 running east-west - demarcates the "North vs South" divide. If we agree to do that, then I can add quite a few sites to my list that might otherwise be considered "central NM."

For Example:

El Malpais National Monument (south of Grants).
The VLA (very large array) astronomical site (west of Socorro).
Ft. Sumner and Bosque Redondo historical sites.
Pie Town - put on the map by various authors and photographers over the years.
The Salinas Pueblos National Monument - 3 pueblo ruins near Mountainair.
Valley of Fires state park (Carrizozo)
Monjeau Peak lookout - unique rock structure built in 1938 near Ruidoso.
Smokey Bear museum (Capitan). People detour from IH-35 to visit there.
El Morro national monument.
Acoma Pueblo - one of the most famous of the preserved pueblos.
First Atom Bomb site (east of San Antonio) - open to public twice yearly.
I was going to say I prefer Northern New Mexico (incl. Central NM) but,

If you make I-40 the north/south demarcation line, Southern NM would also include:

UNM
Central New Mexico Community College
Kirtland AF base
Downtown Albuquerque
The Pit
Isotopes Field
The rest of UNM's sports facilities
The Albuquerque Convention Center
The Albuquerque Zoo
The Botanical Gardens
Rt. 66 in Albuquerque (and all that entails)
The Frontier restaurant
The National Hispanic Cultural Center
Most of the filming locations for the lauded TV series Breaking Bad

and whole lot of other neat stuff which would make my choice a lot tougher.

The north would still have my favorite mountains and Santa Fe which I like mainly for the architecture and layout, but with half of Albuquerque up for grabs, its hard to say.


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Old 09-14-2009, 05:00 PM
 
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By that measure, wouldn't Sierra Blanca be about the highest?

There are places where it is visible from an altitude of about 4,000 ft
which would make it about eight thousand feet above.
I would think that it would look higher than the Truchas from where I am. That was my idea -- I have never seen anybody else suggest so it may have problems I don't know about.

There is another aspect we haven't mentioned -- the width. To my eye a wider mountain looks bigger, more impressive than a narrow mountain of the same height. That is one of the things about Santa Fe Baldy -- a broad shouldered mountain.

Also to be reliably snow-cap a mountain needs to exceed 12,000 feet above sea level. Thus Wheeler, the Truchas, Santa Fe Baldy and at least 20 others are reliably snow-capped.
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Old 09-14-2009, 05:09 PM
 
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Maybe I-40 as the dividing line biases the case. Aren't be we comparing about 60% of the state with 40%?

Anyway, I am not sure the length of the list is that important. The Smokey Bear Museum? The filming locations for Breaking Bad -- wasn't the point how depressing his life was? Downtown ABQ?
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Old 09-14-2009, 05:57 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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wasn't the point how depressing his life was? Downtown ABQ?
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Northern New Mexico Vs. Southerm New MexicoAny opinions as to which part you prefer and why? Which do you think is more scenic, safer, has more to do, friendlier people, etc?


That whole question seems a bit vague to me.


Rich
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Old 09-14-2009, 06:23 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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I was watching Friday Night gameday on KOB 4, the segment where they talk about high school football and they were comparing North vs South and the differences in the football in the 2 areas of the state, I guess they should have compared 6 regions.
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Surprise, Az
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I was watching Friday Night gameday on KOB 4, the segment where they talk about high school football and they were comparing North vs South and the differences in the football in the 2 areas of the state, I guess they should have compared 6 regions.
Did they mention that Las Cruces dominates the football landscape in New Mexico

I'm sure they did
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