From deep underground to our next adventure! More New Mexico

We left Carlsbad and headed West. I wanted to get some Internet stuff done and thought a KOA would do all right for that and they will have good WiFiā€¦so we stayed at the Lordsburg KOA. Adequate for our needs and pleasant enough.

We made our way to Oliver Lee State Park…

1 Oliver Lee State Park Trailer

As this was an unserviced site we relied on the solar panel to keep us powered up and the water was across from the campsite…we had full tanks when we arrived so all was good. We realized that camping in the US near thanksgiving is challenging.

2 Oliver Lee State park high view

As usual we had to hike…or should I say that we get to hike! Yippee. We did well at the unserviced site and there were almost no people around.

3 Oliver Lee state park as we climb

A better view of the campsite as we climbed. The busy sites are serviced with water and power. They did have showers and that was great!

As we hiked out of the park we entered the Lincoln National Forest.

27 Oliver Lee State Park Pierre by Lincoln forest sign

it was a beautiful hike and I thought these rocks were pretty.

4 Oliver Lee State Park nice rock formation

Linda posing on the trail.

5 Oliver Lee State Park Linda on the trail

Lots of beautiful plants to see along the route.

7 Oliver Lee State Park pretty plant

8 Oliver Lee State Park scenery 1

These look like stick people.

9 Oliver Lee State Park stick people

The view from Dog Canyon.

6 Oliver Lee State Park view from one of the benches

Our Shameless selfie.

22 Oliver Lee State Park selfie

There were some trees on the plateau.

11 Oliver Lee State Park Trees

And some rocks.

25 Oliver Lee State Park Pierre looking at the rock that Linda was standing on

Linda had to climb a little.

16 Oliver Lee State Park LInda on a rock

12 Oliver Lee State Park stick with flowers

More plants…these stick ones were very cool.

13 Oliver Lee State Park stick with flowers 2

15 Oliver Lee State Park hiking trail scene

We were going to go to a place called the line cabin…but it was getting late…we did see the remnants.

17 Oliver Lee State Park an old line hut

18 Oliver Lee State Park line hut close up

Linda took this silly photo of Pierre as we returned.

24 Oliver Lee State Park More of Pierre posing

So I retuned the favour…though she doesn’t look silly.

28 Oliver Lee State Park Linda on the trail

There was a bench on the way down.

26 Oliver Lee State Park Pierre sitting on a bench

As we descended the sun was setting.

20 Oliver Lee State Park near sunset 2

Just fabulous and the photos don’t do any justice.

19 Oliver Lee State Park near sunset

21 Oliver Lee State Park sunset

The sun was pretty low as we descended and finally made it down as it got dark.

The next day was something completely different.

29 White Sands