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.