Posts Tagged ‘Mountains’

Dreaming of a White Christmas?

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

December 3rd Dusting

The much ballyhooed snowstorm for this weekend was a little more than a whimper….at least here in the Jemez. At the store we received three or four inches overnight and this morning. More is on the way Sunday and Monday according to the National Weather Service forecast.  If you are coming to the Jemez to play in the snow or to find that perfect Christmas Tree, here are some things to keep in mind. Dress yourself and your loved ones to stay warm and dry. Carry an emergency kit in your vehical. Bring extra food and water or better yet stock up at Amanda’s before heading off highway. All forest roads are still open but are snowpacked, muddy or icy…or all of the above. Hwys 4 and 126 are always plowed, sanded and maintained but caution is advised at all times. Reduce your speed. If you are dreaming of a white Christmas…. (more…)

Jemez Christmas Time Tradition

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

That Perfect Tree?

It’s a most wonderful time of the year. While many spend the first few days after Thanksgiving at the mall or the superstore….some opt to build family traditions with lasting memories. Come to the Jemez and pick out that perfect Christmas tree. First, you will need to stop at the ranger station and pick up a permit. Permits are available at the Jemez Ranger District office just north of Jemez Springs (closed Sat/Sun) or the Walatowa visitor center at the Red Rocks (open weekends). These are the only two local options so be sure and get your permit first. A Christmas tree permit will cost you $10.00 and you may purchase five permits per family. You may harvest one tree up to ten feet tall per permit. Trees taller than ten feet may be harvested with an extra tag. All forest roads are open and generally clear of snow. The Jemez Ranger District will provide maps of suggested cutting areas. And why not bring your fishing pole. The Jemez River is full of fish and Fenton Lake was stocked November 22nd with 1386 Rainbow Trout. It usually takes a day or two for the fish to settle down, so this weekend…..perfect. (more…)

Kids And Their Fish in the Jemez Mountains 2011

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Sammie and Her Kid's Pond Rainbow

Success for Lucy

15 Inch Rainbow For Taryn

Take a kid fishing. Good advice and many of you did in 2011. Kudos to you. Here are a few pictures of happy youngsters. (more…)

Now Is The Time in the Jemez Mountains

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
Jemez Mountain San Antonio Hot Springs

San Antonio Hot Springs

October is a great time to be in the Jemez. Whether your visit is camping for the weekend or a day trip,  there is much to do in the Jemez Mountains.

With the cooler weather, the hot springs feel that much better. Take an Autumn hike or drive up to the San Antonio Hot Springs and revive your being with a soak in the 106 degree water. The views are an added bonus. (more…)

Kudos To Our Campers

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

An Empty and Inviting San Antonio Campground

Thanks to all, from all of us here at Amanda’s. We appreciate your patronage during what has been our most challenging summer. The Las Conchas Fire, the largest in New Mexico State history, seems like a dream (a very bad one). In spite of the devastation, the recreational areas of the Jemez remain untouched and beautiful. We are grateful for that but are mindful of those who lost so much. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have suffered. (more…)

Free Fishing Day This Saturday in the Jemez

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

28 inch Brown Taken From the Rio Cebolla Oct 2010

This Saturday, September 24th, is free fishing day in the State of New Mexico. This fishing opportunity is designated twice a year by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

No fishing license is required by any angler this Saturday to fish any public water in the State of New Mexico. All other rules and regulations apply.

We would hope that you take this opportunity to visit the beautiful Jemez Mountains and bring a friend that might not otherwise want to fish, because of cost.

Where There's Smoke There's Fire

Thursday, September 8th, 2011


Guacamalla Fire

Guacamalla Fire Update….September 21, 2011. The lighting caused Guacamalla Fire was first reported on the afternoon of August 18th. It is burning approximately five miles east of Ponderosa, NM on the SE flank of the Jemez Mountains. As of September 20th the fire had consumed 693 acres. Because of favorable conditions the fire has a low spread potential. (more…)

Young Fisherman Goes Bonkers on the Rio Cebolla

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
Fishing the Rio Cebolla in the Jemez Mountains

Eight Year Old Kendrik Johns on the Rio Cebolla

Last Saturday and Sunday eight year old Kendrik Johns caught and released over a hundred rainbows each day using dark colored nymphs and Elk Hair Caddis. “If I had not seen it happening with my own eyes, I would not have believed it”, according to Kendrik’s dad Erik.

Here's the Skinny – Labor Day in the Jemez Mountains

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Hunter Bradshaw Doin' His Thing

Labor Day weekend is upon us. Four days in the beautiful Jemez Mountains at a most beautiful time of the year.
The forest is open with no fire restrictions. It is gorgeous, green and inviting. All of the areas that folks normally use for recreation are accessable and unaffected by the Las Conchas Fire. Hiking trails, forest roads, hot springs, fishing access and all campgrounds are open for use.

Stage I Fire Restrictions Lifted in the Jemez Mountains

Friday, August 19th, 2011

As of Friday August 19 Stage I Fire Restrictions have been lifted within the Santa Fe National Forest…Jemez Ranger District.