Stay warm and sport some history in a New way.
The name Jornada del Muerto translates from Spanish as "Single Day's Journey of the Dead Man" or even "Route of the Dead Man, though the modern literal translation is closer to "The Working Day of the Dead". It was the name given by the Spanish conquistadors to the Jornada del Muerto Desert basin, and the particularly dry 100-mile stretch of a route through it from Las Cruces to Socorro. The trail led northward from central Spanish colonial New Spain, present-day Mexico, to the farthest reaches of the early spanish exploration into northern New Mexico. Regardless of one's feelings toward the actions of the early Spanish explorers, it took a brave soul to take on this route.