Ocotillo Trail

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When asking in New Mexico for good hiking trails….

food for thought ask if the whole hike is uphill. NM is not as flat as one would think 😉

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Didn’t have the dog with me on this walk BUT came some sprinkles from above

so came in handy to cover my phone 🙂

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Paige couldn’t handle the heat and uphill hike

honestly it took me 3 times before I got to the top and it isn’t that long

of a hike but due to not use to NM heat and I only have Sketchers shape up

sneakers doesn’t make it any easier.

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No idea what this pod is but Inger had to look inside.

Interesting to find it was milky around the edges but seems themselves were dry.

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The Ocotillo Hills Nature Trail is behind Lowes and the New Mexico State University-Carlsbad. The trail is approx 2miles round trip and provides a scenic hike that highlights many of the native plants and, at times, the wildlife aka bees, lizards lizards and more lizards lol and and once smelled a skunk. A scenic overlook area is located at the top of the trail providing a spectacular view of the entire city.

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Thankfully the days I tried walking this in the heat I learned there was

some benches to stop and take a rest.

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I cracked up seeing this that a friend posted seemed appropriate to add

it here with how hot these hikes can be here in New Mexico

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