Thursday, February 15, 2018

Driving to a Capulin, New Mexico Sunset

Long day on the road, woke to low overcast and rainy skies near Elephant Butte, NM where I'd spent the night boondocking.

The weather being gray and wet, I elected to keep going north instead of trying to find a BLM near the Very Large Array radio-telescope dish farm about an hour west of Socorro, NM.

So I ended up driving on I-25 till I got to Maxwell, NM and the Wildlife Refuge Area there that allstays.com listed as an all year facility.  No so, it's only open for camping from end of May to end of Oct according to the lady who answered their office phone.  Oh well.

Instead I displaced to nearby Capulin, New Mexico to spend the night at a modest RV Park.  Tomorrow morning, I'll be hitting the entrance to the Capulin Volcano National Monument and riding Scarlett as far up as I can up the volcano.  Should be interesting and I hope, photogenic.

In the meantime, once I settled into the RV park (of which I'm the sole occupant), I rode out with Scarlett to catch the sunset.  Sunsetwx had declared it to be a nogo but they were wrong, again.








8 comments:

RichardM said...

Maxwell, NM, is at a pretty high elevation isn’t it. Does the RV Park actually have working utilities?

RichardM said...

And nice sunset pictures!

Charlie6 said...

It was sunny but windy and cold

Charlie6 said...

Yes,the Capulin RV park has all needed amenities

Trobairitz said...

I am glad they were wrong about the sunset. The pictures with the windmill (if that is what it is called) are really nice. I like the extra visual it adds.

Have fun on the volcano today. Don't make any inadvertent sacrifices.

Charlie6 said...

You and me both Trobairitz....just goes to show, total reliance on computers is a bad thing. No sacrifices made on the volcano....pics to follow soon.

motoventures said...

Love the first three - well done!

Charlie6 said...

thanks Motoventures, glad you liked them.