Adventure Location: Pecos River, Texas
Rolling Date: 3-7-2013
The OFM was standing looking at Lake Amistad when an out of state visitor asked if the lake is low. OFM said “Yes it is fifty feet low.” The visitor then asked if the whole lake was low or just this part. This is a true happening and the OFM was even polite when he said the whole lake is low. Maybe he should have told the visitor that there is some liquid stairs from the low part of the water to the higher part of the water.
The morning started early and off to a meeting with Karen and Steve at Seminole Canyon State Park. If you see this rig somewhere, please take a chance to meet them. They are incredibly nice folks to visit. Their blog is athttp://kareninthewoods-kareninthewoods.blogspot.com/ .
We spent over two hours visiting and going over places for them to visit. Tomorrow they are headed to Bibe to grab the best camping spot for a week or more. Karen took four pages of a legal tablet in notes of things that could be important to them in the park. The OFM Teams will not be headed that way for at least two more days but we hope to cross paths with them in Bibe.
Back in the campground our overnight neighbors from Austria got a bunch of help from the OFM. They are also headed for Bibe tomorrow for a couple of weeks. It looks like a big convention out there for the next two weeks.
Meanwhile the OFM went picture taking at the National Park part of the mouth of the Pecos River and Rio Grande junction. It is always a neat area for pictures due to its extreme ruggedness. The road is the old highway 90 that used to go down to cross the Pecos and wind its way up the other side. Now the spectacular high bridge that has been on here several times does that crossing chore. The old highway is now the boat ramp for launching into the Pecos. Here is old 90 heading down into the canyon.
There is a large parking lot part of the way into the canyon to park and get out to enjoy the view. There are a couple of picnic tables and a short nature trail that has great views. This next picture will be the header picture for a little while. It was taken from the cliff to the left of the picnic tables area. The OFM was teetering on the brink of extinction when he tripped the shutter on this picture.
In the area the mountain laurel shrubs are blooming in profusion. The brilliant blue blooms have a nice fragrance also. The reflected light off the blooms wiped out the pictures of the whole bush with the glare. Here is a closer shot of one bloom held in the grubby paw of an OFM.
Teetering on the brink of extinction is another great way of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.