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#1 Roland Williams

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 12:44 PM

If you are looking for a quiet, scenic camp with excellent facilities and nice three season weather (hot in summer) try the City of Rocks State Park. It is about 15 miles north of Deming off of 180. It is never full. You can camp in an organized site or up in the rocks alone, if you don't need hook ups.

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 12:46 PM

IF you like seclusion, stay up in the rocks. The view is spectacular in every direction.

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 12:49 PM

Oh yes, it is in southern New Mexico. The rock formations, for some reason, haven't aquired names. I call this one the Snooty Monk.

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 12:54 PM

You could have uninvited guests. This guy just helped himself to the spilled water from my wipe down. He didn't make any noise, at either end, wasn't a bit afraid of me and just took a little water, a little rest, and slithered off into a rat hole for lunch. I think it was a King Snake, about 4 - 5 feet long.

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 06:01 PM

The Snooty Monk???LOL :rolleyes:
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Posted 17 December 2006 - 10:02 PM

That picture of the snake byu the door is the best reason I've ever considered to have an outdoor step!

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 02:16 PM

Wholy revived threads batman!

Want to let people know, we camped at City of Rocks on Saturday night. Slow drizzel rain all night, and a beautiful day Sunday. Hiked around and basically had a really good time. It's a neat place - $10 to camp, $14 with hookups (no sewer).

Anyway, it was our maiden voyage in the Casita and we had a GREAT time....

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 10:07 AM

QUOTE (Roland Williams @ Jun 10 2004, 12:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You could have uninvited guests. This guy just helped himself to the spilled water from my wipe down. He didn't make any noise, at either end, wasn't a bit afraid of me and just took a little water, a little rest, and slithered off into a rat hole for lunch. I think it was a King Snake, about 4 - 5 feet long.


rolleyes.gif I realize this was posted in 2004, but it is not a King Snake but a Gopher Snake.

http://www.desertusa...ophersnake.html

http://www.desertusa..._kingsnake.html

Gopher Snakes can make themselves look and sound like a Rattle Snake. One fooled me once while I was irragating our alfalfa field unsure.gif (when we live out on a small farm, no longer do):
Alerted to danger, the snake coils up, vibrates its tail and hisses a warning (Pituophis means "phlegm serpent" in reference to this loud hiss).
The hiss is produced by use of an organ in the mouth called the glottis. The glottis opens and closes rapidly, giving a fair imitation of the rattle of a rattlesnake. The Gopher snake can also spread and flatten its head, thereby resembling a rattler even more. An unsure predator mistakes this behavior and the somewhat triangular head of the Gopher snake for a rattlesnake and backs off from its pursuit." - desert usa



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