Interstellar Orchard: The annual Southern migration

WASHINGTON — After a nice stay with friends and fellow Xscapers Kate and Roger on their property near Mesa Verde National Park, including a nice weekend up in Fruita, CO to try my hand at mountain biking again, the cold weather pushing into Colorado finally forces me south.

Other than a general direction, I have no specific destination in mind. It takes a couple overnights at Walmarts and truck stops before I get far enough to stay above freezing at night. And when I do, I land at Cosmic Campground along 180 in Gila National Forest. This is a free campground with a seven night limit.

It’s tiny, only six or so gravel sites with a vault toilet. What’s interesting is there are four circular concrete pads for putting up… telescopes. This part of New Mexico is quite remote and the park is dark sky rated.

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Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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