(nr San Ysidro NM)
I had heard that the White Mesa mountain biking trails provided some easy hiking and nice views, with Cabezon Peak in the distance. It was a good ways off the main highway; so, it provided the seclusion I like.
The trails were indeed easy, and provided just the right distance for my legs. Hills, mesas, cliffs, and trees provided nice scenery. A rabbit and a pronghorn provided additional excitement.
The first night I camped at the trailhead. A gravel lot with picnic tables and trash bins made the choice obvious. No one else around made it a quiet spot. An internet signal was a plus. And, an occasional local visitor.
Afterward, I found another camp next to some white pillars down a side road. By the amount of litter and ammo shells there, it appeared to be a popular spot for locals. Still, I only saw one pick-up truck come through while I was there.
Camp: Cabezon Rd – BLM boondock
Scene: Mesa, rocks, sand, trails