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Ghost Ranch Campground, Abiquiu NM

Ghost Ranch Conference Center, Abiquiu NM, December 22, 2009
Ghost Ranch Conference Center, Abiquiu NM, December 22, 2009

The campground at Ghost Ranch Conference Center is a small campground with full hookups primarily serving activities at Ghost Ranch.

A few words about Ghost Ranch

From Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu and in Santa Fe, an Education, Retreat and Conference Center - History:

Ghost Ranch was given by Arthur and Pheobe Pack to the Presbyterian Church in 1955. The 21,000 acres that comprise Ghost Ranch were part of a land grant to Pedro Martin Serrano from the King of Spain in 1766. The grant was called Piedra Lumbre (shining rock). The name "Ghost Ranch," or the local name "El Rancho de los Brujos," was derived from the many tales of ghosts and legends of hangings in the Ranch's history.

For over fifty years the Church, the staff, the National Ghost Ranch Foundation and many friends and supporters have built the programs, facilities and grounds into a nationally known study and conference center.

From Newly Discovered Dinosaur Illuminates Ancient Lineage (pdf)

Tawa hallae, a new species of small carnivorous dinosaur discovered at Ghost Ranch Conference Center near Abiquiu, New Mexico, is the oldest North American dinosaur known from almost complete skeletons. This discovery provides new information on the evolution of early dinosaurs and their dispersal across ancient continents.

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Ghost Ranch is a 21,000-acre education and retreat center located 60 miles north Santa Fe just beyond the small town of Abiquiu in northern New Mexico. Along with offering over 300 courses a year, Ghost Ranch is home to The Ruth Hall Museum of Paleontology, The Florence Hawley Ellis Museum of Anthropology, and The Piedra Lumbre Education & Visitor Center. Visitors to the ranch will find hiking trails, gift shops, art galleries, a coffee shop, a 24-hour library, conference and meeting spaces and overnight accommodations. Ghost Ranch is renowned for the landscapes made famous by painter Georgia O’Keeffe.

Ghost Ranch Campground, Abiquiu NM

Nights I've camped here

The SEEKING Circuit

This part of the brain starts firing when the animal sees a sign that food might be nearby but stops firing when the animal sees the actual food itself. The SEEKING circuit fires during the search for food, not during the final locating or eating of the food. It's the search that feels so good.

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