El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro
Where's The Trail?
Sponsored by Socorro County Historical Society
Maps, photos, and aerial photography of the trail
Primarily in Sierra & Socorro counties
The Socorro Desert Ratts
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Website courtesy of the Socorro County Historical Society (SCHS), P.O. Box 921, Socorro, New Mexico 87801 [SCHS home page]

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The Camino Real Mapping Project
on these web pages
is the exclusive work of the
members of the Socorro County
Historical Society and other
volunteers dedicated to
documenting, mapping, presenting,
and preserving the historic trail. 
The Socorro Desert Ratts exploring and mapping a segment of El Camino Real trail north of Socorro near the Alamillo arroyo
An informal group of trail enthusiasts in the Socorro, NM area
dedicated to documenting and preserving the historic trail,
trail related sites, and other historic or cultural sites of interest
(lr) Tom Harper, Paul Harden, Dr. Peggy Hardman, Dr. David Love
and Craig H.
and a couple of others not shown
1.  Must have absolutely nothing else to do on select
2.  Have a 4WD for crossing the river, driving up arroyos,
     and works real good in deep sand, occasional mud.
3.  Willing to spend 6 hours or more out on the Jornada
     del Muerto on a 100+ degree day.
4.  Must have a truly strange sense of humor and
     tolerance for bantering and other forms of abuse.
5.  Must not be allergic to copious amounts of trail dust,
     or stinky gramma grass or creosote bushes.
6.  Get really excited finding a straight stretch of dirt
     out in the middle of nowhere.
7.  Ability to recognize wagon swales from 2-track roads,
     pipelines, arroyos, cattle trails and wallows.
8.  Have a true appreciation for the historic El Camino
     Real trail and the thousands of colonists that traveled
     the very ground you are.
The Socorro Desert Ratt gang
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