Lake Cabello State Park – New Mexico (GA71)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 22nd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Mary’s home in Murphys, California. I expect to leave here May 8th. While here, I’ll be doing routine maintenance, repairs and general cleaning.

 

 

Since my RVing life is changing (see above), I’m starting to re-visit previously visited places. So rather than constantly re-blogging past entries, I’ve decided to do something different.

 

 

In 2011-2013, Mary and I did a 682 day, 12,679 miles in the motorhome and 8,000 miles in the Bronco, circumnavigation of the United States, which I called The Great Adventure. I called it so because other than my oldest granddaughter’s high school graduation in June in Connecticut, I didn’t know where we would be going or when we would be there!

 

 

So, unless I do something really different and unusual warranting a new blog entry, I’ll be posting entries from that trip.

 

 

 

This entry was posted April 5, 2012…

 

 

 

I arrived here the day before yesterday. I had planned to stay only one night…but it’s so peaceful and pretty here I decided to stay an extra day.

 

 

I started my trip here from Silver City, New Mexico…about 75 miles to the west. Shortly thereafter I entered the Gila National Forest. To read about this huge national forest…click this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gila_National_Forest

 

 

I drove about 40 miles through the national forest on narrow…twisty…up and down roads…starting at 5,900 up to 8,228 and down to 4,143 feet of elevation…

 

 

 

 

 

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As I crested Emory Pass at 8,228 feet of elevation…I saw this sign. In the next eight miles the road drops 3,000 feet in elevation…

 

 

 

 

 

At these elevations…snow was still seen on the north-facing slopes…

 

 

 

 

 

There were two of these bridges at 12’8” of clearance. I crossed under with only 18″ to spare…

 

 

 

 

 

Along the way I passed through the 1876 mining town of Hillsboro…

 

 

You can read about Hillsboro by clicking this link…
http://www.hillsboronm.org/

 

 

 

 

 

About 20 miles later I got my first view of Lake Caballo…

 

 

You can read all about Lake Caballo by clicking this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caballo_Lake

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Caballo is a reservoir formed by Caballo Dam on the Rio Grande River. Within an hour later I was parked at my campsite only about 75 feet from the Rio Grande River…

 

 

 

 

 

Where I have this grand view of the Rio Grande River through the dinette window…

 

 

 

 

 

The next two Google Earth images will give you a better perspective of my location. First a view of the lake with LCSP marking the location of the state park headquarters and X marking my parking location…

 

 

 

 

 

In this image you can see my parking location is below the dam…so I’m now parked alongside the Rio Grande River rather the lake…

 

 

Here’s the official state park website link…
http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/prd/caballo.htm

 

 

It was a very pleasant and enjoyable stay at Lake Caballo State Park. Today I’ll move north about 20 miles to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

 

 

 

TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NOW…!!!

https://otrwjam.wordpress.com/2012/04/05/poetry-and-taxes/

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Yesterday was sunny and 82 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny  and 82 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

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My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

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On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2017

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