Hiking Dog Canyon with the Dogs

Oliver Lee Memorial State Park is our favorite stop so far.  We always vacationed out west and so it feels like now we’re truly on vacation, amongst the canyons and cactus.  Plus, this place is gorgeous.  As I write this, I’m sitting in our RV…Our RV looking up at the Lincoln National Forest

… looking at this out our kitchen table window. It doesn’t get any more prefect than this.
The view out the RV window

Yesterday, we hiked in Dog Canyon, which is the canyon on the left in the above picture.  The trail is a steep 1600 foot elevation gain back into the canyon.  It was sunny, quiet, deserted except for us.  Just the way we like it.  And, in Dog Canyon, the dogs had a wonderful time too.  Here are a few pictures.

This is the view of the RV campground as we started up the trail.  Our RV is on the right side of the road in the middle of the picture.RV campground from Dog Canyon trail, TnT RV on the right side of the road in the center of the picture

Shadow is in a big hurry to get into the National Forest so he can get off the leash.Shadow loves hiking! What dog doesn't?

Gorgeous views, beautiful sky, fresh air.  I bet heaven is just like this but without the prickly cactuses!
Views of Alamogordo

Timm and the dogs at our lunch spot nestled deep inside the canyon.Shadow, Darby and Timm eating lunch

Darby contemplates life and how small she is in space and time.
Darby the Dog in Dog Canyon

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