New Years Day was celebrated atop a lonesome peak in the Sierra de las Uvas Range with my sister and her boyfriend visiting from the UK. Eager to show them my favorite local area we had traveled northwest to the far corner of Dona Ana County. While the wind persisted it did not keep us from reaching the peak shortly before dusk. This area is better traveled in the twilight hours as the lighting becomes something magical. For them the landscape proved surreal as we sat quiet above the valleys and plains.