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On November 16, 2020, the New Mexico state governor updated the executive order (cv.nmhealth.org/wp-content/…) requiring all visitors from out of state to self-isolate or self-quarantine for a period of at least 14 days from the date of their entry into the State of New Mexico or for the duration of their presence in the State, whichever is shorter. The terms "self-isolate" or "self-quarantine" refer the voluntary physical separation of a person or group of people in a residence or other place of lodging. Any person who is self-isolating or self-quarantining may only leave a residence or place of lodging to receive medical care and should not allow others into the residence or place of lodging except for those providing medical care, emergency response, or other individuals designated by the New Mexico Department of Health.
The executive order also closes all New Mexico State Parks to non-NM residents.
This Executive Order shall take effect on November 16, 2020 and shall remain in effect through the duration of the public health emergency declared in Executive Order 2020-004 and any extensions of that emergency declaration or until it is rescinded.
Additionally, NM state guidance requires all persons to wear a mask anytime they are out in public, including outdoor recreation areas.
The Great Potato and the Spuds are exotic pillars composed of reddish-brown, relatively crystal-rich ash-flow tuff erupted from the Mt. Withington cauldron. This tuff is densely welded and commonly contains numerous lithic inclusions; breccia containing andesite boulders present locally. For climbers this means relatively chossy rock with very few cracks or other opportunities for natural protection. But it does climb. The summit of the Great Potato is an intricate, super cool series of small bowls and has only been visited by a couple climbers ever.
At ca. 8,400’, leave the trail and contour to the S/SE to the formation (33.8793, -107.4661).
Alternatively you could do a much longer hike up Potato Canyon (4.5 miles) from Big Rosa Canyon to the east.
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