I was worried about making it down the 25-30% grade tomorrow as I leave Manzano State Park. It’s just a dirt road up here, and slick as snot when it’s muddy.
Weatherman changed his forecast from 40% chance of snow to 0%. Sweet. That worry behind me, I washed up all the dishes, and decided to do dinner out (those small town cafes!).
No pictures of dinner. That’s what Instagram is for, right?
Headed back - still daylight, hallelujah!!! - and was catching glimpses of such an amazing sky in the distance towards camp. Hopped off onto a dirt road that didn’t look private, took a few turns, going a little faster than I probably should to catch the light and a view.
Something about weather. I love photographing weather… I really oughta go storm chase the Midwest spring, but the whole tornado alley, accompanying hail, and an RV don’t mix so well (trust me, I’m tempted…) the colors were vibrant (actually desaturated them a few % here), the light from the setting sun hitting the sides of the stratocumulus clouds, leaving the far side dark… but the real bonus treat were the clouds down below the peaks of the Manzano Mountains hovering just above the cold ground.
Managed to find my way back to Highway 55 to discover what 0% chance of snow in New Mexico apparently means…
Not 100% sure where I’m headed in the mornin’ - could be wherever we slide down the hill and end up… or a hair east to warm up a bit.