Desert Dogs, Cerrillos Hills
Why winter in New Mexico? Because the hiking is epic, no matter the weather. We’ve had two significant snowstorms so far this year and all that white stuff adds such a stunning dimension to this desert.
When it snows, it’s not unusual to get to stuck out here for a few days until the road becomes passable. That’s one of the challenges to living down a very long, unpaved, private road: no snowplows! I don’t mind though. I always keep a supply of rice, beans, pasta, dog food and books on hand just in case. And when cabin fever strikes, I go for a good long snowy walk!
Six inches of snow on the old railroad bed. Notice the black coal under the snow.
Desert Treasure: a 2-foot icicle!
Yucca & Bird
Crossing Paths: Bird & Kangaroo Rat
My Winter Digs: a toasty warm strawbale and mud plaster casita! Notice the Teardrop in the background.
This place also came with a yurt and a tipi!
Good Morning, Tipi
Cerrillos Snow (Click to enlarge)
For more desert snow pictures, check out my previous posts: Bright Angel Snowstorm, Utah in Winter and Sand Dunes Snowstorm.