Fall 2009, two friends and I decided to begin to explore previously uncharted (to our minds and eyes) areas of New Mexico.

Our rules for adventure:

1.) We must drive to a town we have never been.

2.) Only local highways, no interstates.

3.) Document the experience however we saw fitting (photography, film, or writing in this case).

Moriarty, NM was our destination for this trip. We began in Santa Fe. Took 285 South to Highway 41, passed through Galisteo, Stanley, then to Moriarty–“The Crossorads of Opportunity,” where the Great Plains meet the Southern Rockies and Interstate 40. The town itself is a remnant and effect of Old Route 66 and it still has the antiquity and pace of the time.

Below are some pictures I took from the trip. Check back to the “Projects” page next week to see photography from the other adventurers.

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