I have finally had some time to download my photo’s from the last few days. We are not outside of Roswell and taking an afternoon off from checking out New Mexico towns. Well, I am. Dale and Ralph are off to Roswell and the hardware store and the Army/Navy store, I am sure.
I will begin my photo shoot with our trip to the back side of the Organ Mountains in Las Cruces. We drove up to 5700 feet to drop down into the Aguirre Springs Campground. We couldn’t bring our rig down this road into the campground. It is too narrow and has sharp curves. The campsites would not accommodate us either. But the view. We wanted to wake up to this for about a week.
After leaving Las Cruces, we went down Hwy 70 to White Sands. Oh my. White Sands happened because of a dried up lake of gypsum that shifted as the winds blew. We watched the sand do this while we were there. They have a very nice visitor center with a 17 minute film explaining the whole process.
We drove on to Tularosa to stay at the Tularosa Vineyard. We were checking the place out for Harvest Host, a company that brings wineries and RVers together for a place to stay for free. We met Dave and Sharon. They were very welcoming and accommodating. We each purchased a bottle of wine to say thanks for letting us camp for free. On our second day here, we drove the loop from Tularosa up to Three Rivers where the petroglyphs are.
BLM is in charge of the Petroglyph site and they have camping here too. There are 2 full hookup sites for $5 a night. Dry camping is free and a great place to stay. They have tables and covers. The site itself is incredible. We were able to hike right up to the drawings, touch them and photograph them. I need to see if I can find information on how they have endured time. These petroglyph’s were made by the Jornada Mogollon
(Mugg-own) Tribe between 1000 AD and 1400 AD. There are approximately 21, 400 petroglyphs on this site.
We are now in a state park for about 3 days. Will get back to you with Roswell stuff – oooouuuuu ALIENS!!!