Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Dinosaur Arrives In Moriarty.

Byline: JOHN BRENNAN Mountain View Journal

A few late-summer notes, observations and other ramblings:Autumn doesn't officially arrive until Friday, but the chilly wind that blasted through central New Mexico on Monday afternoon was a clear precursor of the fall season.

The cool breeze was not the only thing to arrive early, though. If you like to go up into the mountains to check out the fall colors, time is already a-wasting.

On a camping trip to the Manzanos the weekend after Labor Day, I was surprised to see the leaves were already turning color at the higher elevations. The east face of the ridge above the Tajique Loop Road, in fact, appeared to be nearing its peak of color. …

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