|The Pilar Campsite in the Orilla Verde Recreation Area at dawn|
The next morning I woke early and hiked the trails. Then after a hearty lunch and conversation with other van dwellers, I drove on into Taos, and from Taos north to Kit Carson Forest, where as night falls and the sun sets behind whatever the heck those mountains are in the west, I am house-sitting for an old family friend, who is really off the grid. All power her comes from solar panels.
|The Rio Grande at Orilla Verde Recreation Area|
Wild life, especially the coyote, abounds. Yet it does not seem desolate, as though the earth around is friendly to the core, which no doubt it is.