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Sumner Lake State Park, Fort Sumner NM

Morning at Site 34, Sumner Lake State Park, Fort Sumner NM, November 2, 2011
Morning at Site 34, Sumner Lake State Park, Fort Sumner NM, November 2, 2011

Situated 16 miles north west of Fort Sumner NM off US 84, Sumner Lake State Park is a good sized park with several campgrounds set around the dam. Sumner Lake State Park offers many activities, such as camping, hiking, swimming, wildlife viewing and fishing. The lake is home for many warm water species including walleye, bass, crappie, and channel catfish.

Sumner Lake State Park, Fort Sumner NM

Nights I've camped here

Was Love Then

Was love then like a bag of assorted sweets passed around from which one might choose more than once? Some might sting the tongue, some invoke night perfume. Some had centers as bitter as gall, some blended honey and poison, some were quickly swallowed. And among the common bull's-eyes and peppermints a few rare ones; one or two with deadly needles at the heart, another that brought calm and gentle pleasure. Were his fingers closing on that one?

The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx paperback pg 315

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