Day 862: Chamizal NM, National Border Patrol Museum, Organ Mountains–Desert Peaks NM

Today we visited Chamizal National Memorial which memorializes the peaceful resolution of the Chamizal boundary dispute:

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The ambassador’s ring used to seal the agreement:

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The kids completed their Junior Ranger workbooks and received their badges and patches:

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On our way, we drove right next to the border fence:

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Our next stop was the National Border Patrol Museum:

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A low-risk border patrol job:

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Temporary border patrol tower:

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This ultralight trike was seized after being used for drug smuggling:

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The cart on the floor was used to ride between the concrete I-beam rails under the border bridge to smuggle over the fence.  See the photo on the easel for how they found it.  The boat was welded together from a pair of car hoods and used to cross the Rio Grande.  The boat in the corner was used to row aliens from Cuba to Florida:

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Stretch motorcycle to bring groups of aliens over the border:

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This diorama depicts the tracking and capture of illegal aliens:

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We drove north, crossing into New Mexico and filling up our propane.  We then continued on to Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, a National Monument administered by the BLM (as opposed to NPS), established in 2014:

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The kids completed their Junior Ranger workbooks and received their pins:

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The views from the trail next to the visitor center:

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We headed west, stopping to use the RV dump station at a gas station in Deming, NM:

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Continuing west, we found we were loosing pressure in a tire and discovered we had run over a nail.  We switched out the damaged tire and continued on:

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We finally stopped to overnight at the Walmart of Globe, AZ.  See the trip map for today’s drive and our current location.

Day 861: The Field Lab to Fort Davis NHS
Day 863: Tonto National Monument

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