Monday August 7, 8, 2017 Continental Divide Trail New Mexico Day 15 16
Day 15 16
Dennis and Cheryl caught up with us just south of Del Norte at our camp from their motel room around 9 and we continued on down this forest road.
Smooth roads first
The first road we traveled was a fairly smooth one.
We were traveling around the mountain tops around 10 thousand feet altitude.
As usual I followed behind. Lucky me it was a low dust day.
We stopped at this little lake for a short break before continuing on.
We traveled through this area still on a fairly good road.
Always some wrong turns
We had a few wrong turns but got back on the trail.
Mud puddles and rocks
Eventually the road started to get rougher with mud puddles and rocks..
Marty hits a big rock
Marty accidentally smashed his rear end against a big rock and broke up the rock so he was checking things out for damage, but it was all ok.
We started to hit more mud holes from the recent evening rains we’ve been having every day. Good to have 4 wheel drive for this kind of stuff.
These dogs came running up to us out in the middle of no where which turned out to be sheep dogs, see all the sheep.
No rain please
More mud as we traveled along hoping it wouldn’t rain and really cause this road to be a mess, like in snot mud.
Some of the road was real rocky and we bounced along.
Real rocky road
This was one of the rockiest parts of the road. Real bumpy for a mile of so.
We stopped at this pass for a short break before continuing on.
Sometime along that road we moved into New Mexico.
The road went into the forest and a lot of it turned to water holes we had to drive through, some pretty deep, but we made it through them all.
Most of the day we traveled around about 10 thousand feet altitude. We did go through two passes that were over 11 thousand feet high.
The guys were looking for a camp under ten thousand feet for me. Well, we just barely got under 10,000 feet and found this camp spot along the road about 6:30 PM a bit late today.
We’ll spend the night here and continue south in New Mexico tomorrow.
I’ve been having some more altitude sickness but not too bad.
We made it to Cuba New Mexico where the guys got a motel and I sleep.
We are moving south today. Feeling a bit better but not up to par.
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