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Monday, December 30, 2013

Deming, New Mexico: Rockhound State Park; Spring Canyon State Park

Rockhound State park is about 10 miles south of Deming.  It is part of the Florida Mountain range, which is quite rugged.  This is one of the few parks that allows you to go rock hunting and keep your treasures ( 15 pound limit).  Thunder eggs, agates, crystal, and jasper are typically found we hear, but we found none.  There must be a trick to knowing which rocks hold which treasures...but, none-the-less, it was a beautiful day to have a hike. The pics are so much better if you click to enlarge.

Part of the Florida Mountains from a distance

Our last hike for 2013...Rockhound State Park

Going up...a bit out of shape after spending the last few months on flat land...but we can do it. 

Yep, the sky is that blue.

overlooking the campground at Rockhound State Park and the city of Deming.

After Rockhound State Park, we took a short drive to the next state park two miles down the road...Spring Canyon, a breathtaking drive! Sadly, once we got to the gate of the park, it was closed :(...but the drive was worth it.

Think you would more than likely come across the UFO than the cow out in this terrain!

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