Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Remembering Bandelier National Monument

Tonight, we are camped at Bandelier National Monument near Los Alamos, New Mexico.  To get here, we drove through Los Alamos National Laboratory land and had to show picture ID to armed guards.

This pretty bush is located next to Treky's campsite.  This is "boondocking" - no electricity, no water, no sewer connection, no phone signal, no WiFi, no radio and absolutely no problems.  Treky is well equipped to handle this type of camping.

View out Treky's rear window

Campsites with no hookups cost $12.00 per night (only $6.00 per night with Golden Eagle Pass.)

We are camped at an altitude of 6745 feet above sea level.  At home, we are about 400 feet above sea level - so this represents a significant change.  The air is much thinner here.  Tippy and I get out of breath quickly.  We have to rest often.

Treky selected Coyote loop in the Juniper Campground for his site.  Private automobiles and campers are not allowed beyond this point.  Travel to the monument itself is by shuttle bus only.  I left my camera in Treky so I have no pictures of the monument up close.

Sunset from our campsite

Part of the monument as seen from the highway.

We should be in Albuquerque, New Mexico tomorrow.

See you there.

Ron, Tippy and Treky

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