The American RV Park was right on the edge of Texas/NM border, so we saw a Texas state line sign as we headed back into El Paso. From the highway in El Paso, we could see poor Mexican housing off to the right. We traveled US Hwy 62/180 east to the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. We could see El Capitan from the highway. We learned at the visitor center that the Guadalupe Peak is the highest peak in Texas, standing at 8,749 ft. There are many hiking trails there and it would be a great place for folks who like to hike the wilderness of desert, highlands, and canyons. We continued east into New Mexico. We stopped at the Carlsbad Caverns National Park visitor center and bought tickets for entry and a ranger-led tour tomorrow. The entrance road to the visitor center is seven miles off the main highway. Much of the area along the road had obviously burned fairly recently. We learned that the fire was in June of this year, and it is believed it was caused by humans. The fire consumed hundreds of acres. We drove into Carlsbad and checked into the Carlsbad RV Park for a couple of nights. One good thing about being in the desert is no mosquitoes!