We started off the morning with a walk to dog canyon at sunrise.
Dog Canyon in Oliver Lee State Park (our camp)
Wild Yellow Columbine on the trail.
The sunrise at the visitor center in Oliver Lee State Park.
Then off we went to the ‘New Mexico Museum of Space History’ in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Very well done.
Then we went up highway 82 to Cloudcroft then on to the top of Sacramento Peak to the National Solar Observatory at 9,200 feet. The valley is at 4,200 to 4,300 feet above sea level. The trip was only 18 miles to Cloudcroft, then 16 miles to the top of Sacramento Peak. The views are great and we learned a little about how you study the sun.