If you’re thinking the west mesa sounds like a cool place allow me to point a few things out first. While there are some good people on the mesa the majority are not so good drugs and alcohol are the norm for far to many.
Meth, heroin and alcohol runs more prevalent in the veins of some than blood. Naturally this leads to aggressive, delusional and psychotic behavior. That’s why there are so many Bernie Sanders supporters.
There are a few veterans who just don’t feel comfortable in society anymore. The only thing these folks want is space and to be left alone.
The west mesa encompasses the area west of the Rio Grande gorge. Land originally offered for sale by the Great Southwestern Land Company. They were a scam and eventually the company went into bankruptcy. That bankruptcy remains an open case. For that reason alone one needs to carefully consider purchasing land.
You are ill advised to come to the Taos area homeless. The summers are fantastic but by late September if you have not secured decent shelter you have a problem. Winters can see harsh temperatures and significant snow fall. There is a very small shelter for men but there are no resources for women or families.
This area is beautiful with abundant nature to explore and enjoy. Be very careful while enjoying the nature because much of it can kill you.
This site has been down for a couple years. I changed servers and simply never got around to this site. I will get much of it rebuilt with more up to date information over the next 2 or 3 months. Much has changed since I created the first website some 10 years ago so this is my opportunity to bring to to a more current reality for you.
Hi Dave, I am a single woman in my 30s and have been drifting for a couple of years (living out of my car). With how things are changing in the world, I need to establish a home base and have felt very called to Taos.. i’m currently staying out in the BLM lands east of the gorge. I have been reading about this community tonight. I remember driving through a couple of years ago and seeing things in the distance that reminded me of Slab City and some areas near Joshua Tree, but didn’t think much of it. Now that I’m here and really wanting to make a home here, I guess I’m just curious.. let me know if you get this comment. Blessings.
Sorry so long to reply but I’m just seeing these messages. The mesa is a risque business especially for a single woman. I could not in clear mind recommend it but it is a decision you will need to make. The west mesa is a very large area and 2 peaks is only 1 of them. 2 peaks is also the most troubled area.
Simply follow US64 west across the Gorge Bridge and turn left by the blue water tank. Assuming you are looking for the 2 peaks area as you cross the cattle guard go to the right onto the dirt road. Take your time because it’s likely rough much of the time. Sometimes you may get lucky and find it’s recently been graded but it doesn’t last long.
I changed servers a couple years ago and only just restarting the website.
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I’m a 65-year-old female who has lived in Two Peaks for 6 years–without incident. I haul my water by the half gallons and I so have a solar array and internet service. I’m cleaner than many townies I’ve seen. There’s never an excuse to be dirty. // I am a professional book editor, a veteran of NYC publishing, who went broke taking care of my younger brother w/Down syndrome by myself for 7 years while the Dems in NJ effed him and me over. Long story with a terrible outcome for John, who died needlessly, and for me, who used up my retirement savings taking care of him when he was denied benefits that were rerouted to “sanctuarians,” to put it nicely. // I’m not shiftless or ignorant or an extremist or mentally ill or any of it! But if you try to tamper with my property, I will hurt a b*tch. // Twice I worked as a session legislative editor: a job for which one must be tested and be high scorer. I did this at the Roundhouse in SFe for 4 months and for 6 months in Austin, TX, as a session resolutions editor at the Capitol. // I have found that like attracts like, so be decent and that’s what you’ll attract. // No matter where one lives, people could be cooking meth right next door–even in Beverly Hills. If you consider marijuana–which helps with many ailments, incl MS pain–to be evil, then increasingly, you’ll not want to live in a number of states, including this one when the bill passes. If you are cowardly and dependent, don’t come here. If you are a force to reckon with, you’ll do fine. // I am selling now because I wish to return to the Atlantic Coast before I croak. I need to identify with other Italians and lovers of good food–the kind you can’t get west of the Mississippi–and because the SC coast is more my speed sociopolitically (libertarian, lowercase ell; not a Bernie bro or a pedo supporter). Also, the SC coast is a true dog-loving area, and I won’t have to worry about the welfare of my two dogs should they outlive me. That’s not so just about anywhere in Taos County. Lots of cruelty to dogs, to varying degrees. I also have an idea for two nonprofits that just won’t fly in NM. If anyone is interested and it’s OK with the admin, I’ll post the link to my Craigslist ad. I just bought NEW batteries for my 760 watt solar array (PPC installed my system and the new batts). The system runs a 4.5 cubic foot fridge-freezer.
Some interesting insight you offer. I first came to 2 peaks in 91, only 20 or 30 people then. It has grown into a hot mess over the years. The documentary from 2003 has really drawn an overwhelming number of lost souls to the area giving a very poor light to the area. I still live nearby and visit friends there regularly. However, I’m thinking I’ve never met you but that not surprise. Many come thinking it’s going to be great fun then winter comes. A winter here is not to be enjoyed if you don’t prepare for it in advance.
I meant to say I haul my water by the gallons!