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5-Day Trek

December 8, 2020
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❝Do a diary or write down every detail, thought, feelings, etc. for your 5-day trek… for posterity.❞
—Dad, December 4, 2020

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El Paso

December 5, 2020
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On my road trip through Texas last week, I made it a mission to see an old Spanish mission.  This El Paso landmark was originally established in 1691 as Nuestra Señora de la Limpia Concepción de Los Piros del Socorro.  The current structure, operating today as the parish Socorro Mission La Purísima, was renovated following a flood in 1829.  “It remains one of the oldest continuously occupied settlements of the Southwest,” reads the monument.

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Skeleton Canyon

December 2, 2020
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“The surrender of Geronimo in Skeleton Canyon on that historic day [September 6, 1886] forever ended Indian warfare in the United States,” says the monument.

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Chiricahua National Monument

December 1, 2020
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To the Chiricahua Apache, this place was Yahdeshut, “Point of Rocks.” Today it is known as Massai Point, after one of the last Chiricahua Apache warriors, Big Foot Massai.

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