DEC 1, 2015 – After visiting Carlsbad Caverns, I drove to the town of Carlsbad for some sightseeing and coffee. In the local art gallery, while looking for postcards of the caves, I found a postcard of The Flume, an aqueduct over Pecos River. The gallery’s owner recommended me to visit it, and I found that its geometry lent itself well to photography. That evening, I started driving towards Austin and arrived in Fort Stockton, only to find that the cheapest available motel would cost me $80 or more. Free campgrounds seemed to be inexistent in the area, so I continued for a few miles on Interstate 10 and exited onto an unpaved road. After almost getting stuck in the mud, I found a good spot to park overnight.