Late yesterday, we visited Franklin Mountains State Park and were delighted to see a "forest" of ocotillo in bloom. It is easy to feel so removed from the city, so away from it all, yet this beautiful park is located entirely in the city limits of El Paso. You DON'T feel you're in a city when you're hiking or mountain biking the 37 square miles of parkland, you might as well be in the frontier. Yet from places in the park there are spectacular views of mountain wilderness and the city. One such place is the Sunset Trail, which we hiked yesterday. Look behind you, and there are views like the one above. Look in front, and the city is spread before you in the distance.