Sunday, June 30, 2013

Lincoln National Forest: Upper Karr Canyon Recreation Area


Upper Karr Canyon Recreation Area, near Cloudcroft, New Mexico


Upper Karr Canyon Recreation Area, on Highway 6563, south of Cloudcroft, New Mexico, is - cliché alert! - an oasis of cool summer green high above the hot Tularosa Basin.



Pleasant walks through the woods and across small meadows.


Upper Karr Canyon Recreation Area, near Cloudcroft, New Mexico


Shady camp sites - free!



Great spangled fritillary butterfly. Upper Karr Canyon Recreation Area, near Cloudcroft, New Mexico

No water, but there's a vault toilet.

A picnic lunch among the stand of aspens.





Watching butterflies and other insects feast on the yellow flowers in the meadow, with the sound of thunder in the distance.




A slide show:



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