A short drive brought us into the luscious hills of Davis Mountains. This area receives more rainfall & benefits from several creeks. The Lumpia Creek runs through the park & provides enough water for larger trees. The CCC built the park & the Indian Lodge hotel in 1933 in the adobe style we are so fond of.
Our campsite is gorgeous, nothing but nature on three sides! Looks like we are in the back country but with all the perks! A huge oak graces us with shade & there is always a breeze. The warm temperatures have been very pleasant.
Cell service is available on the ridge top, a 10-minute hairpin drive that reminds us of the journey to the volcano in Hawaii. It is a gorgeous place so we will make the trip each morning to check in! A great spot to enjoy our coffee!
Hiking & birding are the big draws here, apart from the vistas! A couple of very red-faced hikers gratefully accepted a ride down the mountain with us. Hiking is steep & the sun is hot!
Edward’s star gazing was interrupted by a nosy javelina (wild pig) snuffling around the campsite. They don’t look dangerous, but are listed with mountain lions, bears, black tailed rattlers as critters to watch out for! Don’t think he wanted to take any chances!