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New to JemezCentral….Videos of the Jemez

Friday, August 10th, 2012

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Out Of The Woods….And Into The Woods

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

San Antonio Campground Pathway

Just in the nick of time and over the last two weeks, the Jemez has received significant moisture. I think that we are “out of the woods” with regard to fire danger for the rest of this year. So….it is time to get “into the woods” and enjoy all that a moist, green, cool and inviting forest has to offer. Effective today (July 12th) at 8:00 am all fire restrictions were lifted within the Santa Fe National Forest-Jemez Ranger District. Campfires and charcoal grills are now allowed in all campgrounds and within the forest in dispersed camping situations. Campfires are a very important part of the camping experience but in spite of the moist condition of the forest, please enjoy responsibly. The weather forecast is perfect with a 20 to 30% chance of afternoon showers through the weekend and increasing chances next week. Load up Grandma and the kids and come on up.

July Fourth Forest Forecast

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Rio San Antonio Behind Amanda’s….Low and Warm

Conditions have changed….so I am modifying this post. (modified Tuesday July 3rd).

The rains have arrived and the forest closure has been postponed. As of now the forest is open. While we have received some rain, it is still very dry, and we are still under Stage II Fire Restrictions. All campgrounds and forest roads are open. No campfires or charcoal are allowed anywhere within the Santa Fe National Forest-Jemez Ranger District. Propane is ok in all campgrounds and picnic areas. Fenton Lake State Park remains open for camping and fishing. Rain is in the forecast for the next week or so. My recommendation now is to come on up and enjoy this 4th of July holiday in the Jemez.

Happy Father's Day….And Don't Bring The Matches

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Dad and Daughter

This weekend is Father’s Day (Sunday June 17), and if history is any indication, the Jemez Mountains will be a popular destination for Dad and family. Camping, fishing, hiking and relaxing will all provide mountain activities for Dad. Fenton Lake (4900 fish), Jemez River (1500 fish) and San Gregorio Lake (8000 fish) have all been stocked for the weekend.

Now….for a word of caution. The  Santa Fe National Forest Jemez Ranger District will elevate fire restrictions to Stage II on Monday,  June 18, 2012, 8:00 am.

The following will be prohibited: (Under Stage II Fire Restrictions) (more…)

Bear Springs Fire Has Little Effect On Jemez Recreation

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

San Antonio Campground

The Bear Springs Fire was started by lightning and reported on Sunday June 3, 2012 at 6:36pm. The fire is located approximately 6 miles NE of Ponderosa and 6 miles SE of Jemez Springs. As of  today (6/7) just over 622 acres had been consumed with 75% containment. Much of the new growth in acreage is because of strategic backburn operations. Some crews have been released today, and demobilization will continue as the fire winds down.  Smoke will continue to be visable for several days as interior fuels burn out.

Forest Road 266 and Paliza Campground, both near Ponderosa have been closed. No other campgrounds or recreation areas within the Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez Ranger District  are affected by this fire. San Antonio, Redondo and Jemez Falls Campground as well as Fenton Lake State Park are all open for camping. Stage I Fire restrictions are in place within all of Santa Fe National Forest.

Memorial Day 2012

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend is traditionally the busiest and most profitable of the year for the store. We thank you for your friendship and patronage.

More importantly, today we pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for this great country. Please take a moment, as we will today, to remember those that have served and given so much.

May your Memorial Day be safe and rewarding.

Happy Mother's Day

Friday, May 11th, 2012

I don’t know how you do it Moms. You are very special. Whenever I see a Mom juggling groceries and kids in a parking lot…. I am amazed. Whenever I see you coming home from work and providing a meal, helping with the homework and baths or showers….I am amazed. When I see you shuffling the kids to school, soccer practice, baseball or football….I am amazed. Whenever I see you in the audience supporting your children’s recital or concert….I am amazed. Whenever I think of childbirth….I am amazed. Whenever I realize that moms ‘don’t get sick’ while everybody around them does….I am amazed. (more…)

Forest Service Campgrounds Set To Open

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Set To Open

All Forest Service Campgrounds within the Santa Fe National Forest – Jemez Ranger District are scheduled to open Friday May 11th. This includes San Antonio Campground, Redondo, Jemez Falls, and Paliza Campgrounds. All campgrounds will have camp hosts and will be first come first served. Group areas at San Antonio, Jemez Falls and Paliza will be by reservation only. Water continues to be an issue, so I would advise to fill your RV tanks prior to coming up. All picnic areas and day use areas opened Friday May 4th including Jemez Falls Picnic Area.

Jemez Mountain Thunderhead

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

April Thunderstorm Over the Jemez

Photos such as this are normally reserved for July and August. A combination of Gulf moisture and New Mexico mountains will form afternoon thunderstorms almost every afternoon during the summer months of July and August. To see this activity during the month of April is pretty unusual. While this storm dropped very little rain on the Jemez, I am hoping that this is a good sign. Weather forecasters are saying that the ‘La Nina’ pattern is loosening its grip and is being replaced with ‘El Nino’ which historically means more moisture for the Southwest. Our snow totals for this past winter were not bad, as I calculated about 80% of normal snowfall here in La Cueva. Perhaps, with a return to El Nino conditions, we can get back to average or better moisture in New Mexico and the Jemez Mountains. The seven day forecast is showing an increasing chance of rain towards the end of this week. Maybe we’ll get a drop or two.

Turkey Season

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Lorenzo and His Two Nice Gobblers 2010

Sunday April 15th was the opening day for Spring turkey season in New Mexico and the Jemez Mountains (unit 6A/6c). The Spring hunt runs through May 10th. Spring turkey hunters will be issued two carcass tags with their license. Bag limit is two bearded turkeys. Cost of a license is $25. In addition, a game hunting license ($15) is required along with Habitat Stamp ($5) and Habitat Management Stamp ($4).