Saturday, April 4, 2009


Some have asked how we happened to find the Trujillo meadows Campground and then land the job of campground hosts. I have always been fascinated by steam engine trains, one goes through Cumbres Pass right by the Trujillo Meadows Campground.
We were on our way back home from driving Jeep trails in South Western Colorado,

This photo was taken as the sunrises at Engineer Pass Colorado
and were just kind of meandering across Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado, without much of an agenda. As we neared Chama New Mexico, I recalled a boondocking campsite up in the national forest, right by the Cumbres Pass steam train station. I talked Betty into it, she's usually up for such an adventure, and we drove to cumbres pass.

While in Chama, Nm, we grabbed a wifi signal and refreshed our memory of the boondocking spot's location and drove to it without any mis cues.

Photo taken June 24th right at dark, note the depth of the snow !
The next day we went exploring and watched the steam engine fill at the water tank by the station.
The Trujillo Meadows Campground was in rough condition from the Winter. Heavy snows had damaged or brought down lots of timber and part of the campground was closed off. A contract logging crew was coming in to remove the downed timber.
With retirement looming just over the horizon, we were intrested in hosting a place like that. We followed up, and landed the job.

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