Yesterday we drove from Albuquerque to the Santa Fe National Forest and found some dispersed camping. We are at just over 8100 feet. We arrived late in the afternoon yesterday and setup camp. We were still wrapping up after dark.
Overnight we learned that our bedding plan did not keep us warm enough. Cuddling up kept us only chilly and not cold. However it was not comfortable in an air mattress. Both of us woke up multiple times throughout the night, but we both still felt rested with plenty of energy in the morning.
This campground is truly a blessing. We lost cell service about half an hour before we got to it. This was not surprising. What was surprising was getting service back at the campsite. We also found a pit toilet about 10 minutes walk from the campsite. Dispersed camping couldn’t get much better.
We forgot to buy a table, so I improvised a series of solutions for cooking surfaces today. It certainly wasn’t ideal, but there were plenty of rocks and logs to work with. Laura worked on laundry most of the day and found us a free water source. It takes about 40 minutes round trip to get water, which is not bad at all.
The laundry was a success. We had clothes that we picked up in Albuquerque that Laura was reacting to. After cleaning with TSP and Biokleen, she is no longer reacting to them.
We wrapped our day up with some hiking arround the campsite area. And video calling with family.
Here a couple pictures of our camp area.