Saturday August 12, 2017 Continental Divide New Mexico Day 20
Last leg to the Mexican border day 20
Making the right road choices
Crossing under Interstate 10
A bit of frontage road
Our last Divide crossing
Entering the border area
These guys did it
It was good to see three bicyclists that just finished the whole trip like we did. We went over most of the places the bikes went and I was glad to be in a van at my age. We gave them a lot of credit.
It started raining on us
We went our ways and found our camp
We parted company with our fearless leaders at Hatchita where they went west to Quartzite and we returned North on the road we came down on. We did get lost once or twice on the way, but made it back to this spot in this cattle working area where we made camp for the night.
Spotted a rabbit on a walk
Watched storms all around us
Raps up the trip
It was all quite the adventure with lots of challenges and even some excitement at times. The rigs all ran well with no serious breakdowns. The most serious breakdown seemed to be with my altitude sickness.
We followed the bicycle routes whenever we could. There isn’t just one route as there are alternates for snow and rain and mud, so anyone doing this has to be ready to make changes in plans. We had a fire detour, a bridge out and a snotty roads section and a road closed to name some of the stuff we dealt with.
We mostly have had cooler weather for the trip which wasn’t expected. Quite a bit of rain too on the way down.
Adventures not over yet
But the adventure isn’t over yet, we still need to get back home. We plan to head North for awhile staying off Interstates if possible and also off of any muddy roads and out of the higher country.
A good adventure so far.
Posted from Silver City headed North.