I was surprised by the amount of petroglyphs in the Three Rivers area. They have counted over 20,000! Nearby is a great campground with water and pit toilets.
Three Rivers campground has access to well maintained trails. I hiked and saw lots of wonderful plants and flowers and bugs. I watched a lizard dig into the sand and pull out a wiggling insect. Then the lizard ate the bug.
This blog is called “…Hints”, so here are some things I have learned.
- 1. I do not need all of the water I am carrying. With the New Mexico State Park annual pass I am staying at campgrounds with water. Got to get rid of some.
2.The bug proofing is important. The blue cloth keeps out flies and bees. The clips on the bottom keep the curtain down in the wind.
3. The picture below is the primo spot in the bed of the truck, and is useless. I have to rearrange this spot. I don’t need the water. I would like all electronic cords and chargers here. (yes, I know that you aren’t supposed to have a propane tank indoors. The window above it is always open, and I cook with the tailgate down.)
4. I have to fix the kitchen. I bought 3 Sterlite boxes. I cannot not find one the same size. The latest box slides off when I am traveling. Aggh!
5. I have learned that I have to check all connections after traveling on rough roads. The propane connections. The truck cap.
6. I have learned that you can eat when the wind is at 30-40mph. It has no fresh food (everything rots/spoils too quickly in the heat). Veggies (V8), protein (Spam), fruit and a granola bar.
7. Drinking in the desert is important. Once every three days I drink this in addition to lots of water.
8. Hiding surprises is rewarding. I hid $400 last year, discovered it a few days ago and headed to a cheap hotel, bought new windshield wipers and groceries. I hadn’t had a shower in 18 days and I was covered in Deet and grunge. Phew.
Headed up to Villanueva State Park tomorrow, after mailing some things and picking up mail. Let me know what you want to see or hear about as I travel this year through New Mexico.