Black Mesa State Park
Our spot, #12. Easy back in.
We figured we'd be up early to hike the high point but it was not meant to bee. Yes, I meant bee. What we found since we arrived in that tiny town of Clayton back in New Mexico was that there was a crazy amount of flies and wasps out. I mean all over. As soon as we stopped the truck, they would land all over it. (That's why Steve went to get the tacos while I waited in the truck) And they continued on all through our drive in Oklahoma. Besides being freaked out by it, I was wondering why they'd be out here? I mean there was nothing but dirt fields and telephone poles. Why would they be here? You could see them on every pole or sign. Really gross! When we checked in at the campground we asked about that and they didn't know either. Maybe the drought? There were also a ton of mosquitoes. So as we talked about the 1 hour drive to get to the trailhead and me thinking I wasn't so keen on an 8 1/2 mile hike sharing the trail with wasps, I changed my mind. No way I was in the mood. Not feeling it. I was bummed we'd be missing our last high point, and one I was really looking forward to, but I knew I just couldn't do it. Steve was very understanding. Ah, well. So close but no cigar. So we left the next morning. Plus side, it looked like we'd pass that same food truck again just in time for lunch!
Another geocache marking the border of Texas with Oklahoma.
Oh boy, taco time again!!
See ya Oooooklahoma!
It wasn't long before we arrived in Las Vegas. New Mexico that is. Storrie Lake State Park is in a declining state, but allowed you to park alongside the lake whereever you wanted for $8 (primitive camping). We found a level spot where we had great Verizon service.
Loved the view and privacy at our spot.
We didn't even unhitch. Steve had another great office view.