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Oliver Lee SP

Adventure Location: Oliver Lee State Park, New Mexico
Adventure Date: April 5, 2018
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We got rolling mid morning today and made a very easy cruise over to Oliver Lee Memorial State Park near Alamogordo, NM. The roads were very good and the mountain pass was enough to notice but Sierra handled it just fine. As we approached Las Cruces the rest area with the famous roadrunner statue came into view. Lots of bloggers spend the night there and report in detail on the roadrunner statue. We just naturally had to stop and look. It was a nice leg stretch and the roadrunner was worth it.



From there it was an easy drive into and through Las Cruces onto highway 70. The pass was nice scenery and then it was the long road across the White Sands Missile Range and past White Sands National Park. A right turn in Alamogordo onto highway 54 and twelve miles later we entered the State Park to search for a campsite. As fortune would have it, the site we had last year was available. Grab, park and it was ours again. We like camping with the back bumper of the Castle looking over the small cliff. Here is our easterly view around noon today.


Then around sunset, which was very bland tonight, this westerly view of the hills across the valley was our entertainment.



Our hot spot is not finding usable Internet, so this is being published whenever we get a chance between episodes of trying to have tooooo much fun.

3 comments:

  1. I remember us staying at Oliver Lee State Park back in 07/08. We hiked up a trail behind the campground. I recall us having to search for a good 'level' campsite in there and I remember having to dig a hole under one of our stuck levellers and get a jack in and jack it back up by hand. Loved the great view across the valley and in fact we liked the whole area.

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  2. Stopping to see the Roadrunner is worth while, and now you made it to Alamogordo to have much more fun.

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  3. I enjoyed the White sands area, we boondocked around here https://goo.gl/maps/9NQ8TPEWBiK2

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