Roger here... We are only sixty miles from Taos, but a world away. We were very busy tourists in Taos - so much to see and do. Here at the Abiquiu Reservoir (Army Corps of Engineers) we have slowed down a bit and are enjoying the magnificent view in this isolated spot in Northern New Mexico. Our stay here will be for nine days.
Our site overlooks a huge reservoir that is surrounded by low mountains of every color imaginable (red, white, purple, green, yellow, orange, black). Our photos really do not do justice to the scenery. Two mesas dominate one side of the lake. My favorite is the massive Perdinale Mountain. This always dark mountain provides a bold contrast to the bright blue sky. The campground sits on a bluff above the lake. We took an exploratory hike around the campground on our second day here and found some cool spots near the lake.
Did I mention that we have slowed down? Dianne is still recovering from her hike to Williams Lake. She hasn't been feeling well the last couple of days. Either the altitude is causing her lethargy or she has some kind of bug. She seems to be getting better. (Dianne here: With a view like this, resting up is not too bad of a deal!)
We are holding off on a hike at the nearby Ghost Ranch and a kayaking trip on the lake until she is well rested and feeling better. I have taken a few spins around the extensive campground on my bike, but I have to admit that the hills put a damper on extensive biking here. I am either flying down a hill or struggling in first gear to climb one.
The sunsets here are spectacular.