Teams Location: New Mexico
The afternoon temp at Brantley Lake got a bit higher than the Teams like.
We headed north. In Roswell the decision was to turn west on hwy 380 as recommended by John. It is definitely a nice road for an RV. By the way the new loop around the west side of Roswell is well worth taking to cut out all of the in town traffic.
The valleys got nicer and nicer as we headed west. A bit west of Roswell, the road takes you through some low mountains or high steep hills. We never did find a name for them. Any way you start to go through the valley along the Rio Hondo River and it is beautiful. The road has no places for a rig to stop for pictures and it did not seem a good idea to try for pictures while driving.
Eventually you get to a rest area where hwy 70 and 380 split. At this point we turned and followed 380. The rest area has nice information signs to tell you some of the story of the Hondo valley and Lincoln County.
Hwy 380 through Lincoln County is one of those roly poly roads with a good surface but lots of wobbles. Several minutes of putting things back in place were required after we stopped for the night. However the territory looks like it would be a good place to go back without the Castle to explore. Naturally there are tourist trap places there, but it also appeared to have some interesting history to enjoy.Here is a picture from the roadside rest area of the types of hills in the area. They are short steep devils.
Now the OFM Teams know about another area that could help in the quest of trying to have tooooo much fun.