Adventure Location: Valley of Fires Recreation Area, New Mexico
Teams Location: Valley of Fires Recreation Area
After all the dramatic travels through the valleys and hills the OFM Teams were ready for some rest when we got to Carrizozo, New Mexico and the Valley of Fires RA.
The campground turned out to be extremely nice and clean. A site was chosen and set up went easy for a change.
Lunch was in town at Willies. They have the best onion rings that have ever encountered my taste buds. The hamburger was good also. And they have strong wifi for the customers. Then it was back to the campground to check out everything. We are above 5200 feet elevation and my body is telling me to take it easy. There is a hill with a telescope on it about 2/3 the way into the campground just before the tenting area. The walk to the top of the hill was worth the effort. We are above 5200 feet elevation and my body is telling me to take it easy. Here is a picture back toward the Castle from the hill.
Next my feet carefully took me down the hill to another campsite to get this picture of the tents only area. That certainly looks nice down there and it is.
The low lava cliff protects the tent area from the evening sun. They have water available right across the street and one vault toilet. Everything in this place is kept very clean.
The chollas are blooming all over the place. Man these are pretty flowers in real life.
A rather nice yellow flower with orangeish centers is in the area. Here is the best shot of several attempted.
And now we get to the important man who makes all this happen.
Alberto Najar is the BLM Park Manager. Thanks to his efforts this is a really nice place in excellent condition. The entire park seems to be wheelchair, walker etc. capable. The main bath house with the showers is huge inside and very well lit. Once again these are excellent facilities for all folks.
The Teams are really looking forward to meandering some more to meet our goal of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.