Since I started full-time RVing, I’ve made a habit of hiking almost every day. Often it is simply a stroll around my camp, which hardly qualifies as a hike. But, it has provided exercise and a chance to explore the environs. I’ve lost several pounds and my belly fat by following this regimen.
Here at Caballo Lake there are two campgrounds and several dry camping areas. The above photo looks out over part of the Upper Flats where you can dry camp. One of these days I’m going to camp out there. The next shot is the view from a possible spot, on one of the several points, that would make an ideal campsite.
A leisurely hike along the shoreline of the lake took me past some tent campers that were near the sandy part of the beach. To avoid their camp, I went up on one of a couple of ledges that run along the shore and below some cliffs. There were fishermen on the bank trying their luck.
After a while, I rested in the shade on some rocks and enjoyed the view across the lake to the mountains on the other side. I later learned that an RVer friend was hiking up those mountains just to the other side of the lake when I was sitting there.
It turned out, I was not alone on my hike. Although I didn’t see him at first, another hiker was resting on the rocks nearby. I failed to get his name though.
On my return, I decided to take a shortcut up a canyon and scramble to the top of a mesa. I followed a wash until I found a suitable path to climb up. Once on top of the mesa, there was a marked trail that led back to the campground. I paused to look back at the lake.
A bench placed along the trail, and overlooking the lake, provided another resting spot. And, I took advantage to admire the view and catch my breath. It was an easy walk back to Tardis from there. I really enjoyed this short nature hike.
Camp: Caballo Lake SP
Scene: Mountains, lake, beach, cliff