Lincoln National Forest in New Mexico has two discontiguous regions; we camped in the Guadalupe Ranger District section before our visit to Guadalupe Mountains National Park, and after leaving the park we drove through the other section, which covers the Sacramento Mountain range.

On our way through the mountains we stopped at a farm market on the roadside, Tom and Pam Runyon’s Ranch. After loading up on pickled vegetables we discovered to our delight that this market also offers a petting zoo. And it is baby season! We spent a long time watching the adorable antics of tiny goat kids, lambs and even a baby llama.

Curious goat.

Curious kid.

So cute and fluffy.

So cute and fluffy.

The goats would play-fight in pairs, alternately head-butting and rearing up on their hind legs.

The kids would play-fight in pairs, alternately head-butting and rearing up on their hind legs.

Baby llama who sat dozing off with head held high.

Baby llama who sat dozing off with head held high.

Nursing lamb.

Nursing lamb.

A camel! Wasn’t expecting to see that in New Mexico.

A camel! Wasn’t expecting to see one of those in New Mexico.

When we finally tore ourselves away from looking at the adorable animals, we were treated to spectacular mountain views as we drove west out of the mountains.

View down a canyon from a road-side vista.

View down a canyon from a road-side vista.

Sunset view from the Sacramento mountains.

Sunset view from the Sacramento mountains.

2 Thoughts on “Driving through Lincoln National Forest North

  1. Awwww. So cute.

  2. What lovely cloud formations in both of these pictures.

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