Adventure Location: Lake Amistad, Texas
The cantaloupes were desert grown near Deming, NM. They are wonderful tasting. Of course they needed to be filleted to make them ready for eating. So a knife was put to work.
Four plastic containers were needed to hold most of the two melons. Some of the pieces happened to jump into the OFM’s mouth.
It was a short trip from Seminole Canyon to San Padre Campground on the lower end of Lake Amistad. We had the entire campground to ourselves. The heat was a bit high so we stopped for only one night. Our goal is to be chasing spotted tail fish by Friday.
The site is right across the street from the BillyBob Tree.
We took the day to check out the campsites and ramps for a return trip in cooler weather. On the way up to Rough Canyon we crossed a finger of Amistad and could see the remnants of the highway 277 bridge out of the water. Normally over thirty feet of water covers the bridge.
Rough Canyon is a great choice for fishing. The Devils River comes down from way up in Texas right past Rough Canyon Marina and Campgrounds. There is a NP campground there for $2 a night. Yaks can be launched anywhere along the shore line. One boat ramp is open for use.
The picture was taken from about half way down the ramp from the parking lot. It is a very steep walk up to get your vehicle from the dock.
The other ramp is nearby but is closed to trailer launched boats. Yaks can be launched there. The NP campground is immediately to the right from where this picture was taken.
As the Teams returned from the exploring to the campground, they surprised several deer. The deer scampered quickly into the brush. The turkeys that we scared up just ran down the road in front of us for quite a ways. That was fun to watch. Finally they turned off into the brush also.
Coming back to wildlife in good health put a nice finish to a day of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.