Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Rockhound State Park, Deming, NM

Not far from Deming is Rockhoud State Park, the last time we went it was a very windy day, so we didn’t stay long.
The Big Florida (pronounced Florita) Mountains from the visitor Centre.
This time we returned to hike the Thunder Egg Trail, it’s only a short trail 1.2 miles all the way round.    Before we started up the trail we knew that we weren’t going to be coming back with any amazing specimens as to us one rock is pretty much the same as another. 

The Big Florida Mountains from along the trail.

The trail starts at the day use area and follows a fairly steep trail up the side of the mountain, I’m pretty certain the lovely volunteer in the office told us that you can more or less go anywhere in the park looking for rocks,  but you can’t remove more than 15lbs of rock a day. 

Looking back towards Deming and I10.

 The Little Florida Mountains.

Although it was only a short hike, we enjoyed it and there were some lovely views. 

Have fun, we are!

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