New Mexico doesn’t have the 14ers that Colorado does, but still, we’ve got some pretty great mountains like the Jemez, which I spent some time in a few months ago. (Jemez is just west of the weird and interesting Los Alamos.)
Sam and I parked Sadie at the Jemez Falls Campground, a sweet spot that was clean, quiet, and inexpensive. The bonus was the camp host, this tiny 70-something who explained she’d just retired from her hospital administrator job and decided it was time to start volunteering full-time. She was spunky and fit and loved Sam, and I decided I want to be just like her when I hit that age. She made getting older seem like a delightful adventure.
The Jemez Mountains were the beginning of a 10-day Scamp up into Colorado, a great place to kick it off.
Next up: Colorado.
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