CNM is one of those incredible places that makes you realize how small and insignificant we are in the grand scheme of things. Not in a bad way, like we don’t matter, but just in the sense that our time on earth is barely a raindrop in an ocean. Personally, I find comfort in that thought. It gives me some perspective on all my so-called ‘problems’.
After a long drive, we set off on a hike to the seasonal waterfall, admiring the wildlife all along.
Tired and sweaty, we headed back to camp for a pick-me-up and maybe a nap.
And, of course, some solitaire for me!
…which is why I usually end up playing all by myself!
Refreshed from our nap, we headed out on one more mini adventure.
We scaled the canyon for one of the best views of the trip.
Such a fun trip (minus the 10+ traffic on the way home. Again, #labordaytrafficfail), and one I highly recommend if you’ve never been. It’s a national park, so pets aren’t allowed on hiking trails or in the backcountry, but they’re fine in a campground. You can even reserve your camping spot ahead of time, but we were pleasantly surprised by how empty the park was. We also got a very impromptu ‘tour’ from a lovely park ranger who explained how the canyon came to be. You can read more info on their website.