( Writing this from Carrizozo, New Mexico on Nov. 10. Our new camp is a BLM campground, Valley of Fires in the Malpais Lava Beds on US 380. )
October 8....As we near the main road, after exploring the Caineville Wash Road, we stopped at the restroom and then read the information board near by. It tells us there is a designated open play area for Off Road Vehicles managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Since David and the boys used to love this sport, we decided to check it out. We drove on, north of the sign and found a huge staging area and then tons of tracks from dirt bikes that looked like they were going over the cliff. We parked and walked to the end of the tracks. They really were going over the cliff, between 500-700 feet almost straight down, along a ledge a mile long. Below was miles of hills to ride. I tried to get pictures that show how amazing this area is and how cool that the BLM keeps a special place for those that love this sport.