February 27, 2018

Exploring New Mexico

I had a moment of nostalgia, remembering my time in the US. Particularly the year 2013 – such a brilliant time: great people, fun jobs, and I got to travel from California to Louisiana. Thinking of that, I plugged an old hard drive and pulled out some pics – some of which I decided to share. Here's the first part, about NM.

Getting there from Oklahoma's Panhandle, the flat horizon slowly changed towards neat curves. For some time, the road was passing endless pastures with nobody around. Only some deer run across the road every now and then.

Our destination was the Pecos Wilderness, a protected area at the Carson National Forest's southern tip. Fall gave the hills nearby a colorful coat..

..and soon we were hiking deeper towards the hills.

On this plain, we set up a campsite.

It was near a river, which was neat, convenient, and relaxing.

The sky remained cloudless that night, and the location far from any civilization opened one of the brightest views on the stars I've ever experienced. Such an amazing show!

the next morning was rather cold. The tent was frozen, parts of the river, and so we were.

but the sun warmed up the air quickly; it was all good.

..and pretty.

We then hiked on the top of a ridge above our campsite. Oh, views.

couldn't resist a selfie

Later on, I went to Santa Fe,

and the Capulin Volcano National Monument, which offered more magnificent views on the volcanic landscapes around.

Yep, good times.

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Published by: Jakub Stepanovic in Stories