La Cueva Fire District
Way off the Road, in the Jemez Mountains
Some of our rescue and fire calls take us onto back roads and rough
We don't need to get too far off
the road to run into elk. Note Station 1 in the mist in the background.
Some of our rescues involve interactions between elk and vehicles.
Jemez Falls is one of our major
attractions. There is also a camping area there. The Highway Fire was near the camping area.
Two views of Jemez Falls:
Forest Road 376 runs from San
Antonio Springs to Cañon, crossing State Road 126, and going
whole bunch of scenery. Here is a very scenic accident scene on 376
south of 126.
On the trail to McCauley Springs.
We walked down from Jemez Falls
parking area, picked up a patient with a broken ankle, and wheeled
him down to
Battleship Rock parking. We started at
6:00 p.m. and ended in the pitch
dark at 11:00 p.m.
McCauley Springs has 3 beautiful
pools to sit in. This is the lowest. The water is warm, not hot. It is
normally an hour walk to any parking lot.
This is the middle pool.
The Valles Caldera used to be
"The Baca Ranch." This old ranch house and barn were used as the set
for the film "The Missing."
The Lakes Fire failed to obey the
Some of us just love to fight
Well, all of us actually love to
fight fire. This is another picture from the Highway
Fire near Jemez Falls Camping Area.
We coordinate with Los Alamos Fire Department on vertical rope rescues,
but this one was pretty simple.
Most of Trail 137 runs between
the East Fork Trailhead and the Los Conchas Trailhead. It is the
most beautiful trail in the area, following the Jemez River through
meadows and steep canyons.
Here is a large group hauling a
patient out of a steep canyon on Jemez River to Trail 137. Our
off-road Rescue 5-2 happily made it through the forest road/trails to
the top of this climb!
Once a year, LCVFD stands by at the Kid's
Fishing Day event at Seven Springs Fish Hatchery