Sorry that I have gotten so far behind on this blog. I had to fly out to Georgia to help an aunt and uncle, plus it is end of the semester, and I am swamped with papers to grade, so the blog slipped. I am going to try to catch up today.
Navajo Dam State Park is a location where I probably won't go back to. First, I chose the wrong campground. Instead of one of the ones on the bluff overlooking the lake, I somehow chose the one on the other side of the dam in a valley on a bend of the river. I had expected a scenic spot, but got one with almost no view at all. Second, it was two-miles down a dirt road--a very bumpy dirt road. There was no other way in or out. And there was almost no cell service for my internet.
As I drive through this part of northern New Mexico, I am surprised by the variety of the scenery. There are high snow-capped mountains that make you think of Colorado. Other areas are green, fertile valleys.
This looks a lot like many parts of Colorado. Note how green it is this time of year.
Then, you come upon high plateau that is scrubby and dry.
There seems to be a lot of gas and oil production in this area. I think the stuff below is a gas well.
Here is one on the other side of the road.
Not the prettiest campground. Scrubby and dry with a few trees. It might make people who like a little shade happy, but I like to be up high where I have a far view. I tried walking through this stuff to the river, which was only a couple of hundred feet away, but I gave up.
I found an actual path to the San Juan river at the far end of the campground. Looks like a good place for fishing.
I might try this state park next year when I come back this way, but I will definitely choose the campground on the bluff that overlooks the river.