After getting set up we wanted to go for a short hike to get acclimated to the elevation. Once again we were over 5000 feet. We drove back into the park and took the Lower Rhyolite Trail to the intersection of several other trails. It was a nice hike, going up for the first half, then descending to the visitor center again.
The views were great. We enjoyed hiking--for the 5th day in a row!
Friday it was time to hike Echo Canyon Loop trail. We hiked this trail when we visited the park in 2008. This time when we hiked the trail, there was no snow or ice!
After hiking this trail we returned to the RV for lunch. Later in the afternoon we decided to go for a drive and pick up a few geocaches. There weren't many in the area, so it was quite a drive! Our first stop was Cochise Stronghold in Coronado National Forest off AZ highway 191.
The next morning after dumping tanks, we were on the road once again. Our next stop was a rest area west of Caprock, New Mexico along US Highway 380.
As we drove along the US Highway 380, we were able to pick up a few geocaches. One was at the New Mexico/Texas state line.
So after 73 days of no hook-ups, we once again have electric, water, and sewer! Since we have done so much traveling the last 3 days, our budget is up to $55.94 a day. It takes a lot of gas when you are driving against the wind!
And by the way, we didn't out run the cold front. It is right here with us!