Last night I made it to the Cimarron National Grasslands, where I camped out in a remote piece of desert. It was soooo windy yesterday driving that I could barely keep the VW going. My mileage sucked too. Today I left camp around 9:30 am, and on my way to the Sante Fe National Forest I decided to detour to the Capulin Volcano National Monument.
I also purchased a yearly National Park Pass today, which is good for entry fees at any NPS run site. Hopefully it will save me money in my journey. As you can see from the first picture, I have been traveling along the Sante Fe Trail most of the was through Kansas and Oklahoma. I’ve had no Verizon internet coverage for a few days, so posts may come slowly. I’m parked outside a Best Western right now, moocing free Wi-Fi. Well, time to head out. I’m hoping to make my next campsite in the Sante Fe National Forest before dark tonight so I can grill a burger. Thanks to everyone for all the birthday wishes.
The world is not all that dog friendly, I’m afraid… Too bad not all dog owners are as conscientious as you are, or have such great dogs as you have… Anner and Oscah could give some puppy ettiquette lessons 🙂
Easier than climbing, I drove! You can drive up near the top, and then hike the remainder of the way. I’m not sure they have trails from the bottom to the top. It’s a park for lazy people. The 1 mile loop trail at the top was nice though. It was not a dog friendly park, which really sucked. The pups had to stay in the van while I went for a nice walk.
Wow, that’s pretty cool. I’m glad you’re taking the time to stop and smell the sulfur. Although I guess it’s dead; that would be an inconvenient feature for a national monument to periodically erupt. But you never know. . . The picture is neat though. Did you get to climb up it at all?