Monday – April 27, 2015
Escondida Lake Park Campground
Socorro, New Mexico
We awoke to a frigid morning, the temperature in the middle 30’s, with a dusting of wet snow on the ground, here at the Lester Jackson Park Campground in Pie Town, New Mexico.
It is time to depart Pie Town and move on. But before we do that we stop at the Pie Town Café to have another of their fabulous breakfasts (followed by a piece of pie of course!). They open at 10:00 a.m. We arrived there at 10:15 a.m.
Our friend Nita, a longtime resident of Pie Town, was already there, having breakfast with three backpackers that had spent the night at her hostel in town. The backpackers, in their 30’s and 40’s, one from Alabama, one from North Carolina and one from Maryland had started out in Mexico on April 10, 2015 and were hiking across the U.S. up to Canada.
We thanked the owners, Camilla Van Sickle and Bill VanPenn, for their great food, pies and hospitality. We wished the backpackers a safe journey and told Nita we would see again her on our next visit and off we go.
We departed Pie Town at 12:00 p.m. and arrived at the Escondida Lake Park Campground in Socorro, New Mexico at 2:00 p.m.
This will be our base for a few days while we continue on our quest to sample green chile cheeseburgers the top rated establishments in New Mexico have to offer.
Escondida Lake Park Campground is a county campground. It has 8 campsites with full hookups (30-amp electric, water, sewer). There is one restroom facility with flush toilets. The campground has a playground and a small fishing pond.
Campground: Escondida Lake Park Campground
Camping Fee: $18.00
Total miles traveled today: 88
East on U.S. Highway 60
North on Interstate 25
North on New Mexico Highway 408
East on Escondida Lake Road to campground
Tomorrow another adventure begins.