Friday, June 12, 2020
On the move
Today’s drive took me through familiar territory. North on 180 through Cliff, Glenwood and Alma; east on 12 to Reserve and Apache Creek; north on 32 to Quemado; and east on US60 to Pie Town—home of disappointing pies.
The Cosmic Campground is along the route. Its main draw is night sky watching. There’s an area with concrete slabs where people can set up their telescopes. I knew it was closed because of the pandemic, but I checked it out anyway. I discovered there’s dispersed camping along the road in. There was a spot with a really nice daytime view—and a 4G signal!—but it felt too early in the trip to stop. Another time.
Tomorrow I’ll continue east then north, eventually reaching friends near Taos. More homesteaders. Ergh.