December 9 (November 29, o.s.)

New Mexico: Despite the weather being very harsh, with strong winds and snow, Governor Vargas decides to set off from his expedition’s campsite in a ravine at the foot of the Sierra de Socorro.  The campsite has no pasturage or firewood, and is exposed to the weather, so it isn’t a good place to try to wait out the storm.  The group heads for the abandoned Pueblo of Socorro, the closest pueblo.  They reach it fairly soon and camp for the night in the church, which is abandoned but still in fairly good condition.

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