Today we headed for warmer climes. We've really enjoyed our week around the Taos area. It's dipping to freezing in the wee hours now though, so time to head for lower elevations.
We stuck to non-Interstates as much as possible, so it took to about 3:30 to get the Elephant butte even with an early start.
|Rd 14 is quite scenic as the sign says|
The Rio Grande deteriorated as it went south. This is just a few miles north of Elephant Butte, a far cry from what it looked like near our recent campground further north:
Since we had no reservations at Elephant Butte, we had to take a one-night site, and move tomorrow. The park is clearing out a lot tomorrow, so it was no problem making a reservation tonight for the next few nights at a site of our choosing. We decided to get an electric site here, and we can get wifi at our site.
Here's a few shots around the Elephant Butte park:
|Our site for tonight|
|Across other sites to the reservoir lake and beyond|
|A flight of cranes in the center of the setting-sun sky|