New Mexico is a state of the United States of America.
66-7-340. Pedestrians soliciting rides or business.
A. No person shall stand in a roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride, employment or business from the occupant of any vehicle.
As with most states, the definition of roadway in this context in New Mexico permits the solicitation of rides when not on the traveled portion such as the shoulder or berm.
Note:All Federal "Parks, Forests, and public land" prohibit hitchhiking under the Code of Federal Regulations Title 36 section 4.31: Hitchhiking or soliciting transportation is prohibited except in designated areas and under conditions established by the superintendent.
This is often amended by the superintendents of different Federal Districts making hitchhiking legal in places where this section is amended.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park CFR 4.31 has not been amended here, so hitchhiking is illegal.
Basically New Mexico is a spaceship. It's like a spaceship landed. All kinds of people: Old hippies, Mexicans, Indians, Jesus people with flowing robes and perfect posture scented strongly with Frankincense and God knows what other spices, weird people. 3HOs walking around in turbans. Mescaline. Fast hitchhiking.
Speaking of Spaceships there is a place just west of Taos called the Earthship community. Lot of retired hippies there who will gladly give you a ride and wish you luck hitching across the desolate 64 west of there. Do pay it a visit.
The skies are basically a florid dreamscape of trippy wonder. Sunsets are so psychedelic that it makes you want to cry.
As a single female, Jnadz only waited about 20 minutes for a ride out of Albuquerque, posted at the last exit on the freeway heading east. Turned down a couple trucks full of old creepers, but made it to Texas in two rides and just a few hours. Remember: it gets hot out there.
New Mexico is one of the most varied states geographically. Mountains, lush grasslands, canyons, deserts, pine forests: all can be found in beautiful New Mexico. Temperatures vary greatly depending on the area you are in. Some places may give you a hard time for hitchhiking: just south of Artesia, the sheriff told me he would arrest me for disorderly conduct if I kept holding my thumb out to traffic. I literally told him to go away and he never came back to bother me. The people here are mostly welcoming. I have some especially fond memories of New Mexico. Thewindandrain 21:49, 1 May 2012 (CEST)
New Mexico is great, it's just cold in the winter. One time we were sleeping in this couple's house who offered to put us up (their idea, not ours) and in the middle of the night the dude came brandishing this long dagger saying get out or I'll kill you. I love New Mexico. Anonymous
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