Saturday, April 12, 2014

How to Pitch a Non Free Standing Tent on Rocks

I'm currently camping in New Mexico, enjoying the warmth, using my cell phone and internet access down near the Mexican town of Palomas.

Its different camping in sand and hard rock. Sunscreen is essential as well as a good hat and patience. Drink a lot of water. Carry lots of water in your car or pack, no matter if its cloudy or you're just heading down the highway.

Live here in Columbus goes at a slower pace. The people are friendly and curious. River beds are dry and the ever present concern over the least stray spark from backpacking stoves is well founded.

There are two owls with babies taking up residence here. Barn owls have that all knowing look and a silent flight pattern.

I'm enjoying the local color with a view towards the Gila Wilderness next week. Stay tuned for more photos.

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