Heron CG pics

Ok, now for a string of photos with little commentary

AS previous posts indicated, I changed sites at Heron to get a better one. I like good ones. Two views of my current site which would be great if not wet. The most sought site 134.

Another view.

And another.

A view of Chama River Canyon below the Heron dam.

Grazing Mule Deer.

Tags: Lake Heron State Park

Site relocation

I ran into CG host that pointed me to Salmon Run CG site 134, saying he had several calls wanting to know if it was still available. I looked at it – no nearby sites! Almost as good a view. Great for satellite and solar. Large. Took it!

After a reevaluation of the Memorial Day weekend logistics, I now realize tthat I must stay here until Monday. Chances of finding a slot at Navajo or elsewhere in 3 days is as bad as finding one here. Finding this secluded site for the weekend frenzy was a godsend.

I think I can find some pictures in this area worth the battery power!

Some stats:
A couple of TV stations, more snow than TV.
Use email to contact me.
No phone service, so leave VM. I will pick up calls whenever.
Will probably head for Navajo SP or beyond in one week (May 26).

Have a memorial Memorial Day!

Tags: Lake Heron State Park

Arrival: Camp Heron – Lake Heron State Park

Barth smiles on the lake.

Campsite view.

Las Vegas NM to Santa Fe was just a ho-hum interstate drive. But the scenery turned geougeous when I headed North from Santa Fe. After all, I am almost in CO.

When I left Las Vegas my destination was Navajo Lake State Park. However a quick stop and a few inquiries about boondocking in Chama revealed that the village is controlled by the RV parks. I was warned at the Welcome(?) Center that the owner of the empty buildings in front of which I parked would have me towed if I stayed there very long. I parked there because the Welcome Center had inadequate parking for Barth. Welcome Center?

But a short informative discussion revealed that I might be able to get my rig into Heron Lake SP. I called and was directed to a camping area that might suffice. As the pics above attest, I did so and it did. Heron Lake has no Primitive parking area per se. But the no-hookup areas could easily be called primitive, though not dispersed, as the sites are delineated.

So I am happy for a few days here, assuming the Chama Village Fathers (i.e. RV Park owners) don’t ticket Ranger when I go back to village to visit.

Tags: arrivals, Camp Heron, Lake Heron State Park