Jan. 12 – 21st City of Rocks (between Silver City and Deming, NM)

City of Rocks. is just like its name - pretty bare except for the interesting rock formations and its history. There are trails around and through the Rocks for hiking, biking and climbing. It is close to Silver City and Deming, and the Gila National Wilderness and other state parks and wildlife viewing areas. My … Continue reading Jan. 12 – 21st City of Rocks (between Silver City and Deming, NM)

Jan. 8 – 11th Cosmic Campground (Alma, New Mexico)

Cosmic Campground is an International Dark Sky Sanctuary meaning it has exceptional starry nights. That is because there is little light pollution. I have not really pursued Astronomy as an interest, but I certainly will have to do some night gazing. I am going to download some apps to my phone to help me identify … Continue reading Jan. 8 – 11th Cosmic Campground (Alma, New Mexico)

Dec. 26 – Jan. 7, 2018 Dead Horse Ranch State Park (Cottonwood, Arizona)

Left my Las Vegas family and headed for Arizona. My first stay was old familiar territory - Dead Horse Ranch State Park. When I lived in Prescott Valley, AZ, I would come up here often to hike with my dog, Takota. The trail along the Verde River was always cool under the trees - shading … Continue reading Dec. 26 – Jan. 7, 2018 Dead Horse Ranch State Park (Cottonwood, Arizona)

Nov. 29 – Dec. 3 Clear Lake State Park (Kelseyville, California)

Love the oak forests and views taking Hwy 20 from I-5 to Clear Lake State Park . Hope to stay here for a couple of days before heading back to Vegas. Checking out the birds and other wildlife Look how clear the lake is by the reflections. Also, an egret at the lake by my … Continue reading Nov. 29 – Dec. 3 Clear Lake State Park (Kelseyville, California)

Nov. 28 Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (Amargosa, Nevada)

The springs at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge near Death Valley were awesome. I was not there at the right time of the year for viewing wildlife so I took pictures at the Nature Center of what inhabits the area (a surprising number). This place would be great to visit in the spring when the … Continue reading Nov. 28 Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (Amargosa, Nevada)