As previously mentioned, I often explore around my camp to get familiar with the area. Pleasant scenes or interesting things may be just a short ways from my spot. Thought I’d share some views near some camps I’ve stayed at this summer in northern New Mexico.
A fairly short walk from my boondock camp found this stand of aspens along with some spruce trees; both are fairly typical in the high mountains. From the rear window of my camper, I watched a few crows repeatedly perch in this pine; presumably to survey the area.
Summer wildflowers covered a meadow just behind where I was camped. They were discovered when I decided to see what was beyond the trees. Sometimes I will get a visit from free range cattle. One time, a bold steer decided to use my rear bumper for a scratching post.
Some turkeys trotted through my campsite just poking around. Gnarly trees are some of my favorites. This old juniper had branches going every which way. They’re not always the grandest sights, but what nature provides are the simple pleasures I enjoy.
Camp: Various camps
Scene: Cattle, trees, birds, wildflowers