Saturday, July 5, 2014

Lake Heron to Coyote Creek

Deer outside the Turtle a few days before leaving Heron Lake

My plans to hike Wheeler peak changed after calling the Taos ski village, and finding out RV parking was only available on the weekends due to construction in the parking lot. So ill try to revisit before the summers end.

Left Heron Lake on Tuesday figuring it would give me ample time to get a Campsite up at Eagles Nest State Park before the 4th of July. Well I figured wrong cause Eagles Nest, and its neighbor Cimmaron Canyon were completely full. Apparently folks in the Land of Enchantment take there camping very serious, so I headed south towards Storrie Lake.

 It was then I stumbled across Coyote Creek State Park, and managed to snag the last site, so it been 4 days of generators, and screaming children . Itll all end tomorrow. Managed to get two good meals from the neighbors, so that was a good!




Top of the pass headed east towards Taos


Brazzo's box the cliffs I had been staring at from Lake Heron for several weeks.
New Mexicos version of Slab city. I use to watch a documentary about the area back when I was still living in sticks, and bricks. Interesting to finally see it. Envied there freedom. The documentary is called Off the grid Life on the Mesa. There are several free versions on the net.




At 565 ft high the Rio Grande gorge bridge is the 7th highest bridge in the U.S. The bridge appears in several major films.

Mountain roads part of the southern part of the Enchanted Circle scenic drive.
Turtle down at the Palisades sill down in Cimmaron Canyon. Thanks for visiting! Good Day!

9 comments:

  1. Ugh! I'll take generators over screaming kids anyday. Glad you are making the best of it.

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  2. The kids would have driven me mad. But know you seem to be doing well. And people feeding you was really a nice thing. I love all the pictures but the last one is great, what a back drop.

    going to take the truck to Sandy's RV to see about getting a battery installed somewhere and to change the handle on the camper to something much safer. I have got to get away from here soon.

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    1. Thanks Jo.Hopefully you get out of that desert soon

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  3. hi Ryan! happy to have met you at Coyote Creek. enjoyed talking with you in the shade while listening to generators humming and playground screams. told carlos we should have invited you in for lunch. he said my improvised coleslaw recipe didn't turn out so great and hot dogs on tortilla wraps wasn't a big hit with him either. i'm sure you fared better next door! ;) quite the culinary set up there! love your site here and i'll be following along. good chance we'll run into you again somewhere south this winter. Becky, Carlos & abra

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    1. Nice meeting you as well. Im not picky when it comes to eating. Hope to see you back in the southwest

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  4. I was at Coyote Creek in April, right after Easter. I was the only one there. The tent sites across the creek were closed because the road was still soft from the melt. I'd been at Morphy Lake where about half the campsites were empty. Nice and quiet.

    So, where is this NM version of Slab City?

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    1. Was at El Vado right after Easter was nice ans quiet there as well.

      Just east of Tres Piedras on 64 not sure what all the rules are now, but the documentary is a good watch.

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