As we left (virtually) Carlsbad Caverns National Park and preview our upcoming Western Trip, we pass and briefly stop at Guadeloupe Peak – the highest point in Texas, I watched a video of a hike to the top of the Peak and I am not going to do it but the views over Texas and New Mexico were amazing! It is hard to understand that this part of the Southwest was under hundreds of feet of a salty ocean a million years ago and what is left is a coral ridge comprising today’s peak and surrounding hills. On to Hueco!
Not too many people know of Hueco Tanks State Park but we will spend a few hours and explore the easier paths. Pictographs are protected in the many crevasses and caves in the higher elevations but if we time our visit right, we should find some interesting wildflowers that can be found nowhere else. What’s our next stop? White Sands National Park just to our north in New Mexico and then a night camping in Silver City – wild west town extraordinaire!