Explorers Group Photo at Canyon de Chelly 2021

As we step into the exciting months ahead, we are thrilled to bring you the latest news and updates about the incredible events and unforgettable travel experiences that await you. At the heart of our community lies the incredible bond between our members. We're here to connect you with like-minded Explorers, giving you the opportunity to forge new friendships, share travel tales, and create a network of fellow adventurers. We look forward to seeing you all soon at our exclusive member gatherings, where you can engage in meaningful conversations, exchange stories, and celebrate the joy of exploring together.

Our next stop is Silver City, New Mexico.
August 3 – 6, 2023
Program fee is $550 per person. (Lodging and transportation not included)

Thursday, August 3, 2023
8 a.m. Depart Santa Fe (5.7-hour drive)
1:30 p.m. Arrive in Silver City
2 p.m. Demo and Talk with Hosana Eilert, Owner and Professional Weaver

    • Wild West Weavers
      211D North Texas Street
      Silver City, New Mexico 88061Silver City, New Mexico 88061
      (575) 313-1032

3:30 p.m. Check-in at Bear Mountain Lodge (Must RSVP with Cara O’Brien to receive your group discount code)

    • 60 Bear Mountain Ranch
      P.O. Box 1163
      Silver City, NM 88062

6 p.m. Welcome Dinner at Café Oso Azul, Bear Mountain Lodge, Special Guests Mr. & Mrs. Fred Barraza, Santa Fe Regent

Friday, August 4, 2023
9 a.m. Complimentary Breakfast
10:30 a.m. Western NM University Museum – Pottery Tour of Museum and Hands on Behind the Scenes Tour with Director Daniel Romero

    • Bio: Born and raised in Southern California, Danielle spent the last 11 years in Nevada managing archaeological collections and working for the State Historic Preservation Office. A PhD candidate at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas focusing on Mimbres pottery and how it informs prehistoric interaction, Dani spent most of her summers for the past 9 years in the Mimbres Valley/Silver City working on various field projects before accepting the directorship of Silver City's WNMU Museum. The WNMU Museum is home to the NAN Ranch Collection: the largest and most complete collection of Mimbres materials in existence from a single prehistoric Mimbres site, and the largest and most comprehensive permanent interpretative exhibition of Mimbres pottery and artifacts in the world.

1:30 p.m. Boxed Lunch, Café Oso Azul
3 p.m. Tour of The Warren House and the Big Ditch with Eric Blinman
4 p.m. Afternoon and Dinner on Your Own

    • Suggested Sites: Fort Bayard Museum, La Esperanza Vineyard, Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery, Gila Hot Springs

Saturday, August 5, 2023
9 a.m. Complimentary Breakfast
10:30 p.m. Tour of Gila Cliff Dwellings with Eric Blinman
12 p.m. Boxed Lunch, Café Oso Azul
2 p.m. Resume Tour of Gila Cliff Dwellings with Eric Blinman
5:30 p.m. Proposed Dutch Dinner at The Buckhorn Saloon and Opera House

    • 32 Main St,
      Pinos Altos, NM 88053

Sunday, August 6, 2023
8:30 a.m. Complimentary Breakfast
10:30 a.m. Tour of Mimbres Cultural Heritage Site with Eric Blinman

    • 12 Sage Dr
      Mimbres, NM 88049
      (575) 536-9337

12 p.m. Boxed Lunch, Café Oso Azul
1 p.m. Depart for Santa Fe (5.7-hour drive)