Sunset at The Inn of the Mountain Gods, Mescalero New Mexico. This was the view from the balcony of our room at the Inn. Not in this shot, but just to the right we could clearly see billows of smoke rising from the Little Bear forest fire less than 15 miles away. Huge forest fires are part of the way of life in this part of the West. The Inn is on the Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation at 7500 feet above sea level. We toured a large part of NM last week so I’ll be posting travel photos here as well as a collection on my Zenfolio site after I get a chance to catch up on post-processing. Look for the link in the near future.