Chat About Camping In New Mexico With Author Amaris Feland Ketcham During Live-Streamed Libraries Event


Find great Ne w Mexico camping spots for birdwatching, hiking,  canoeing, kayaking, climbing, and more, from author and poet Amaris Feland Ketcham. Join Los  Alamos Public Libraries for this live-streamed event via Zoom at 7p.m., Thursday, June 24.  Register at: 

Amaris Feland Ketcham traversed the entire state―from the rugged beauty of the Sangre de  Cristo Mountains to the arid and peaceful Chihuahuan Desert―and compiled the most up-to-date  research to steer you to the perfect tent camping spot! Amaris’ book Best Tent Camping: New  Mexico presents reviews of 50 different New Mexico campgrounds. Amaris also shares  interesting local details about each location, for example, the name Red River originally came  from the Taos Pueblo Tiwa name Pee Ho Ghay Po or “Red River Creek” because sediment  stains the creek’s water red. Elephant Rock campground located near Red River offers both good  hiking and fishing access. 

Best Tent Camping: New Mexico presents 50 national park, state park, national forest, and state  recreation area campgrounds, organized into three distinct regions. Selections are based on  location, topography, size, and overall appeal, and every site is rated for beauty, privacy,  spaciousness, safety, security, and cleanliness―so you’ll always know what to expect. Whether  you seek a quiet campground near a fish-filled stream or a family campground with all the  amenities, Best Tent Camping: New Mexico will help you find your perfect escape. 

Amaris Feland Ketcham enjoys camping, traveling, and is an author and associate professor at  the University of New Mexico. Her book of poems, A Poetic Inventory of the Sandia Mountains, was published in 2019. She developed a project called Poetic Routes to use poetry as a means of  understanding neighborhoods and community character.