I’ve recently moved to the Albuquerque New Mexico area so this is the first of many that I’ll do in this great state. This is an easy Confluence to get to.
Angie and I live in the northwest side of Albuquerque. So getting to the CP meant driving to Interstate 25 and head south for a few miles until Interstate 40. We picked up I40 east and drove 40 miles to the town of Moriarty. We took the exit for route 41 and took a right off the ramp. We drove south on 41 for 1.5 miles or so and turned left on Martinez road. We drove 2.6 miles on Martinez to a point where W106 zeroed out. This is where we parked the car just off the side of the road.
The terrain is high plains with coniferous bushy growth. The altitude is 6174 ft. It’s not flat as a board but rather has rolling hills. You can see the Sandia mountain range west toward Albuquerque. The confluence point lies due north from here about .22 miles. You can see I40 off in the distance. We had to crawl between a 4 strand barbed wire fence but that was no problem. There weren’t any signs saying ”no trespassing signs” which is really great. The land is open field which looked like it was used for cattle grazing as past visitors have noted. The land is level and very easy going. After a 10 minute walk straight north you descend into a slight depression and come upon a bushy tree. On the north side of the tree is where my Garmin zeroed out. The weather was beautiful, slight wind, 80 degrees with sunny skies. Very typical for this time of year I’m told.