…well into the second 5 year mission!

Archive for February, 2016

Winter becomes spring

I opened the new year boon docking east of Las Cruces, near the Organ Mountains.  Of course, the one week when I decide to camp off the grid, is the week the biggest snow storm in the memory of most folks down there came through.  Before the storm, I was presented with a light show on some incredibly rugged peaks.

Organ Mtns 2015-12-23_11

After the storm, which dropped at least 12″ of snow on my solar panels and I don’t know how much more on the ground around me, I spent a night at a commercial campground before returning to Caballo.

Organ Mtns snow 2015-12-27_7

At Caballo, Jim and I found a new area to explore, the Gila National Forest.  Unfortunately, my  hiking has come to an end.  That means my photos from here on out need to be locations near the car.

Gila NF 2015-11-24_0

I think I can live with that…

With the snow and ice melting, the streams are flowing nicely.  So, while Jim and Sweety go hiking, I find nice spots near the car to enjoy the sight and sound of these clean mountain streams.

Gila 2016-02-15

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And now, spring is just about here.  The first signs are showing up.

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Before long, it will be time to head northwest again.

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