An impromptu hike led us to the top of Nogal Peak, one of the higher points in south central New Mexico.
The views were stunning from 10,000 feet, and well worth the steep climb. And the photos really don't do it justice. That's Mrs. Scampwalker and her dad admiring the view several hundred feet below us.
We weren't the only folks on Nogal Peak enjoying the view. My father-in-law pointed out the masses of ladybugs congregating on this unknown plant.
But enough of the waxing philosophic. The kids were there to sled the dunes -- some probably close to 40 feet tall. My son knows no fear.