Monday, September 17, 2012

New Mexico!

We LOVE the campground we stay at in Northern New Mexico! Is awesome!  The people are nice and the location can't be beat! 
Dh got to see his first bear in the wild.  As soon as we got the rv set up he grabbed his fishing pole and off he went to fish.  I had forgotten to take my camera out of the bus so he was able to take pictures of his fishing buddy.  
This is the view from below the campground.   This is a beaver pond on Coyote Creek.

 One day we went to a friend's place to hike.  He wanted to show it off.  We had to cross Coyote Creek to go on this hike. 

 It was more like mountain climbing!  Dh and I gave out and didn't make it all the way to the top.  This was a picture on the way down of the kids below us.  If you look down you can't really see the bottom of the mountain.  
 This is the mountain from the other side of the valley!  They hiked to the TOP of the mountain.  DH and I only made it about 3/4 of the way. 
 Sunrise from the campground!  It really was beautiful!  I was the only one up to see it!

 The next day we went over the mountains and up the the Taos Ski area.  On the way down we stopped for lunch along the stream. 

 Of course another stump! 
Then one day at Morphy Lake.  It was cold that day.   This is rain on the mountain to the west.  
 I don't know what the flowers are but they are pretty!
 Next day we went back UP the mountain toward Angel Fire.  One of these is Wheeler Peak.  All of the high peaks were white that morning! They didn't have any snow on them two days before.  
 On around the top of the mountains to Eagles Next and down Cimarron Canyon  toward Raton. 
 On the way toward Raton we saw this herd of elk.  They weren't in a high fence, they were in an irrigated field.  I'm sure that the farmer that wanted to use it for hay doesn't love these critters. 
 Capulin Volcano is amazing and neat and cool and worth the trip to see.  Once you get to the top of the blown out side driving, then you hike the top of the crater.   This is the view.
 Down in the crater there were several mule deer grazing.  They were not bothered by us hiking the rim. 

 This is the view across the crater.  The white spot is our bus! 
 Some old trees with stuff growing on them :) 
 I found this interesting:
 This is a picture of the rock it was talking about :)
I think that is the highlight of the  trip in three quick blogs!   It was fun and neat and we are all ready to go back!

1 comment:

DeEtta @ Choosing Joy said...

Thanks for sharing glimpses of your vacation. I had no idea New Mexico could be so beautiful.