I decided during my time away that I’d spend my weekends hiking and seeing “what is out there”. Life can be boring if you sit around all day and stare at the four walls. Work was always interesting, and I wanted my weekends to be thus as well.
Google and I found Capulin Volcano, my 1st weekend hiking trip. I took off early in, and was graced with a great sunrise. Of course, I pulled over to check it out.
I think I was slightly trepidations as going up at such a height, due to my Menierre’s disease. But it seemed I was in no danger of getting “dizzy” and falling off the volcano.
You can see for what feels like forever. A stark contrast to where I’m from, in Maine, where there are trees and more trees. And some moose. Let us not forget the moose. The tapestry of New Mexico is quite gorgeous. Browns, and reds and the bright blues of the sky. Where as in Maine, there are the greens and the deep browns of the earth and the paler blue of the skies.
The rim of the volcano offered some spectacular views. And a nice walk to boot. The lower section of the park was pretty warm when I got there, but the upper rim was windy and frigid. As long as I kept moving, it did not seem to bother me: to much.
The rim walk is little over a mile and brisk, you do feel as though you are going uphill, both ways until you head back down to the parking lot.
Then you head down and into the crater, where the real fun looking rocks are. Pitted and deep reds and greys.
There is another trail at the base of the volcano, bring water! There is no shade and no breeze, and can be pretty warm even if it is only 75 degrees.