Cimarron Canyon

Leaving the Junebug campground  I turned east instead of west.  I had planned on going east. Ha. Ended up going down into Cimarron Canyon. I was astounded. I was not expecting this 2 lane road next to a river with such towering canyon walls.

cimarron canyon And there were several NM State Park Campgrounds in the canyon. Yummy!cimarron canyon campgroundThe campground was full of interesting neighbors (a bronco rider, a pre teen angler who hooked his thumb, a German bird watcher,  a Mexican surgeon who was not married to the woman he was with but she was the mother of his four children, and three intensely fun young men).
Cimarron Canyon campers The bathroom was ’50’s functional.
cimarroncanyon5 There was a mule deer across from me. Every afternoon she was wandering about, eating. Cimarron Canyon mule deerI was running out of food, so after two weeks it was time to move on. And surprises happened along the way. What joy! Stay tuned.

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19 Responses to Cimarron Canyon

  1. Glen says:

    I love your blog and visit often. So sorry not to comment (aside from one about silver to preserve butter at room temperature) but I don’t have much to contribute.

    I’m 4.5 years out from early retirement with a very reduced pension and your blog has dispelled my fears about going early and being able to have a decent quality of life. There are probably a few of us introverts out there who derive great pleasure from knowing that someone (who likes to read:) is living the good life.

    If you do decide to pack in the blog, please take my thanks and best wishes with you.


  2. Wendy says:

    Close your blog? Oh Dear, I just found your site two days ago and have read every post! Early retirement begins January 1st, and I will be living on $571 per month. I have discovered many enjoyable blogs about the nomad lifestyle, but most consider $1,500 per month ‘frugal living’. You are a rare breed, a beacon for so many who live far, far below the poverty level. Thank you for all the time you spend putting this blog together. Besides, I’m fascinated by your reading list–from the Gita to Mary Daly; we have similar interests.


    • Mas Prema says:

      It is possible and enjoyable to travel with such a tight budget. What I found was that the game of balancing the budget was a daily reward. I got to pat myself on the back while eating Ritz crackers and peanut butter on the banks of a clear stream. Joy! You can do it. Just stick to your budget and have fun.Thanks for the encouragement to keep up with the blog. I needed that!


  3. Fred says:

    Hi Mas: there are many blogs out there but none enjoy the style and insight yours does. Your approach to life is inspiring and your ‘art of living’ contains lessons I am learning from. Thanks for your contribution and I want to express a hope you will continue.

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  4. Mickie says:

    I just freaking love your style! Thanks for sharing the adventure.


  5. Elaine Mari says:

    Nice to hear from you again.

    I’m Just back from 2 weeks in the road, a lot of it in free campsites just found while roaming down back roads, woods roads and gravel roads. Oart if it spent in a gorgeous Canyon by the Ashnola River.

    Sounds like you have had a great summer! Keep on truckin.


  6. Todd Mitchell says:

    Enjoy reading your adventure. When you left Junebug, which way did you turn to get down into the canyon? Did the campgrounds in the canyon have names that I can look up? Thanks.


  7. Fred says:

    So glad to hear things went so well. I had looked forward to this post for some time. Life is full of pleasant surprises. It is impossible not to be inspired by the diversity and energy of youth. Seems you have enjoyed good relationships. With anxious anticipation I will await your next blog. How does one camp for two weeks without travelling to the grocery store? Interesting.


    • Mas Prema says:

      Fred I eat very poorly. Ritz crackers with canned spam and honey mustard. Canned beans for breakfast. I have found that I have to remind myself to eat …. too much fun discovering where I am. Too many things to do (curtains, solar set up, showering). I have been food centric for most of my life and this truck camper eating has been a big surprise. I can usually go 3 weeks without grocery shopping. Without refrigeration its easy!


      • Fred says:

        I saw someone on You Tube (Enigmatic Nomad) fashion a cooler out of a Walmart Tub and some packaging material–worked great.


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