Category: New Mexico

Photo of the Day: 5.1.20

After leaving the Gila National Forest, we traveled about 200 miles northeast to a small RV Park just north of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.  The retired couple who were camped next to us in Las Cienegas NCA mentioned they volunteer at…

Photo of the Day: 4.30.20

Our last full day in the Gila National Forest, we hiked more of the Continental Divide Trail heading north from the campsite.  It was a steady climb as we headed towards Jack’s Peak. With an elevation of 7,553 feet, the peak is one of…

Photo of the Day: 4.29.20

± I carried my second cup of coffee outside this morning and enjoyed listening to the bird songs while I sipped.  As I gazed into the Arizona White Oak near me, I noticed movement and was immediately aware of several lizards climbing up into…

Photo of the Day: 4.28.20

Today we hiked the Continental Divide Trail running south from our camping area in the Gila National Forest.  I came upon this cute little flower along the trail.  It’s the only one I saw for the entire distance that we hiked.  I identified it…

Photo of the Day: 4.27.20

We moved over to New Mexico yesterday to a dispersed camping area in the Gila National Forest.  The Continental Divide Trail runs right through here and we embarked on a short hike along part of the trail today.  The terrain is soooo very different…

2 Days, 2 Parks

When Jim and I explored the southwest during the winter of 2017, we bypassed Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe National Parks twice!  On both occasions, the weather forecast called for cold temperatures (sub-freezing) and high winds.  As we headed west this winter, I kept tracking…