Sunday, February 12, 2012

A real hidden valley ranch

February 12, 2012—We are always ready for a surprise when we book into an RV park. This one is no exception.

It is called Hidden Valley Ranch in Deming, N.M.—except it really isn’t in Deming. It’s about 10 miles outside—on a dusty (really dusty) gravel road.

HVR is on 7,000 acres, surrounded by BLM. It is really remote, as you can see from the pictures I’ve included here. The manager said that it’s been here since the 1970s, having started as a rock hound park. It has 170 pull-through sites—some full-time, most for casual RVers. It is so remote that neither Jim nor I can use our cell phones. Luckily they have WIFI for $2/day, and it seems to be pretty fast.

I can’t say this would be my first choice for an RV park, because of its remote location. (I’m glad we stopped at the grocery before we drove all the way out here.) The one nice thing about it: Jim will be able to look at his stars in a night sky that does not suffer from light pollution. The other nice thing is that it is part of our new membership and cost only $9/night.

Tomorrow we’ll explore some attractions around Silver City. I think there are some cliff dwellings, and probably other things as well.

Until next time,

Your Reluctant RoVer,


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