Friday, April 29, 2011

More Rocks

We love big rocks, and especially love scrambling around on them. Besides the actual hiking trails at City of Rocks, you can walk anywhere in the rocks. We spent a couple hours doing just that yesterday, and this morning took a short hike around before the 48 mph wind gusts came.
It’s like going through a maze in places.
This is actually a tent site, and there is a picnic table under the balanced rock. How cool is that?
We are fortunate that our site is somewhat protected from the wind, and with all the rocks and vegetation, we haven’t had the blowing dirt like we did at Rockhound.
We had a nice visit this morning from Jerry, who is the owner of the red Lazy Daze. He’s an interesting fellow who's been fulltiming in a 22’ 1990 model, with two cats, for the past 6 years. He recently had to replace the engine in his RV, and he said he intends to keep traveling in it for the foreseeable future.
I forgot to mention that there is no dump station at this park, which means if you stay long enough it’s a 30 mile drive to the nearest RV park in Deming to dump tanks. They do have nice showers at the restroom by the Visitor Center, though. And we have pretty good Verizon cell and internet, but TV reception is not great. Now if this relentless wind would let up we would be much happier.


  1. That's a pretty amazing place. Thanks for sharing all the photos.

  2. I really like your pics of the rock mazes. When I was there last year they had a star gazing party at the park on Saturday. Very informative with a huge telescope. Check it out at the visitor's center.

    Glad you were able to meet up with Jerry. He is a great guy.

    Hope this wind settles down.

  3. We enjoy City of Rocks when we camp there, too!

    The winds are all the way up here in don't feel like you're the only "lucky" ones.