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Monday, May 19, 2014

Some hot ones

It's been over 90º these last few days so Jake and I take extra long walks in the morning and evening to make up for the slothitude that is our afternoon.



Tucker spent yesterday afternoon napping with his chin alternately on and in the water bowl. He rehydrated between naps.

T'was a beauty of a sunset again last night

I'm starting to think about elsewhere, the feet are getting a little itchy. Don't know when or where yet, though I plan to stay in NM for now. Feel free to make suggestions if you know of good boondocking spots at higher elevations that are large enough to accommodate a big rig.






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  1. Hey Annie! We're at Storrie Lake State Park - 6,600 ft. elevation at Las Vegas, NM. Nice and cool. The loop I'm in has pull through spots and lots of big rigs in them. Most of them are electric, but some are water only (free with pass). There is also primitive camping closer to the lake. There's a big field there you might like. My 14 days are almost up, so leaving tomorrow for Villanueva for 6 days, then back here for 2 weeks. (Great 4G Verizon at this park, not so much at Villanueva.)
    Take care,
    Jeanne

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    1. Now THAT's what I'm talking about! Sounds great, Jeanne, especially the primitive camping spots. It's on my list! Thanks!

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  2. At this time of the year are dangerous critters a problem in NM?

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    1. I suppose it's a problem if you run into one. :) I don't mean to be flip but I don't worry about it. There are snakes here but I haven't seen any in the few months I've been here, though I have seen their tracks. Before that, I spent a couple of years in AZ and saw a snake one time and heard a rattler another, that was it. Also saw one scorpion in all that time. I just watch where I walk and avoid wading through tall grasses or stepping over a log without first looking.

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  3. Try looking west from Socorro, NM. There are several primitive sites along highway 60. Box Canyon, Water Canyon, and Datil Well. It is mostly BLM and National forest. Elevation varies from 6000 ft to 8000ft. Shopping in Socorro.

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    1. Excellent, thanks! I spent a little time boondocking near Socorro but didn't explore 60.

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  4. Well boo hoo me, I can't suggest anything. I could suggest you meat me at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan, there's plenty O boondocking there. Really nice pictures Annie of Jake and Tucker and that gorgeous sky.

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    1. It might take me a minute or two to get there. Would really love to camp with you sometime!

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  5. Love that picture of Tucker.

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  6. Love the afternoon solitude, so peaceful even here for a few hours.

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    1. Yeah, totally. I love it, too, George.

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  7. Storrie Lake is definitely coming soon for me. Nice park and three miles from a Walmart. LOTS of primitive parking. And of course, Bluewater Lake State Park is large with different campgrounds. Not a lot of electric sites, but tons of campsites of all different kinds and parking also down on the beach. You'll like Bluewater, but there isn't much nearby as far as State Parks, and it's 30 minutes into Grants for shopping (Walmart). Still - it's my favorite and I spend more time there than any other state park. BLM lands nearby, but spotty cell service in most of those.

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    1. Storrie and Bluewater both sound terrific and I know I'll be visiting both, and checking out the BLM land, too. I know Bluewater closes for the winter, is it open again now?

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  8. Where you are looks lovely but not at those temps. Time to head into the hills. Sorry no suggestions.

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    1. Yeah, those temps were getting a little warm but it has cooled off some again, luckily. Won't be long before I'm heading UP, though.

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