#mypubliclandsroadtrip wraps up Places to Drop a Line with the stunning Rio Grande del Norte National Monument in New Mexico.
The Río Grande del Norte National Monument is comprised of rugged, wide open plains at an average elevation of 7,000 feet, dotted by volcanic cones, and cut by steep canyons with rivers tucked away in their depths. The Río Grande carves an 800 foot deep gorge through layers of volcanic basalt flows and ash.
The unique setting of the monument provides a wealth of recreational opportunities, from whitewater rafting and fishing to mountain biking and camping. Anglers on the Rio Grande will be challenged by brown trout, rainbow trout or northern pike.
Yesterday I went up to spend the night at my favorite destination on Mount Hood, alone. I’m starting to find myself up here once every year, but coming by myself this time is a new one. Years ago I don’t know if I would’ve even contemplated the possibility of backpacking solo, but I guess a decade of living and camping the Pacific Northwest pushes you to try new things. There’s something really freeing about going into the wilderness alone. You go your own pace, stopping anytime you want to admire the sky, or to look back behind you to see how far you’ve come. You don’t have to talk just to talk. You move with everything you need on your back. I think a lot of people would balk at the solitude. But when you’re up high and all the bad parts of civilization seemingly hundreds of miles away, solitude is what gives you the space to wrap yourself up in your thoughts and your daydreams, to compress the past and the future into one forward movement, and in those moments the world feels big again, good, and almighty. As it should.
cruising thru the #camptrend photos and this one caught my eye big time…@adam_captures definitely captured one of those camp moments which make you never want to return to civilization, ever. Thanks for the tag, and for sharing this moment.
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I just want a cool genuine group of friends who have each other’s backs period n are down for adventures and drunken camping trips and spontaneous walks at 2 a.m and taking endless photos to capture it all because in the end memories and love and happiness are all things that can’t be paid for