Cooking some rice with a few sticks and twigs I found lying around. Rocket Stoves are the way to go!
I’m visiting southern New Mexico near the Carlsbad Caverns for a few days. First stop is along the Pecos River. I slept on top of my truck to avoid rattlesnakes and was greeted with this view upon waking.
I visited the Jemez Historic Site with a friend yesterday. These are the remains of a small Native American village from the early 1600s.
One of the things I’ve missed most in the 15 or so years since I was training to be a Zen Monk at the monastery in Jemez Springs is the tranquil Hot Springs available on site. So nice to return to its healing waters.
I just arrived back in Jemez Springs after over a decade. Once upon a time I trained to be a Zen Monk here at the monastery in the tiny town. Memories!
The Organ Mountains of New Mexico a few hours before sunset. This is my latest campsite while touring the Southwest United States living in my truck.
The sun had risen about 30 minutes earlier, but it decided to hide behind a rock to do it all over again. I can understand, it was a glorious sunrise!
I climbed the mountains behind my campsite early this morning because they were blocking my view of the Blood Moon eclipse. Unfortunately there was always another mountain once at the top, but I was still treated to some magical lighting as the sun came.
I woke up after my first night at Saddle Mountain to this beautiful sunset. I’m really loving the deserts of Arizona!