Travel Blogs from Silver City
... br> feast days the usually quiet valley community of San Lorenzo overflows
with pilgrims walking to the small miracle room tucked into the local
church. Watch for the cutoff to Bear Canyon Lake, a little gem offering
fishing and other recreation, and a picturesque, intermittent
The byway crosses twice over the mountainous hydrological divide that
separates watersheds that drain into the ...
... up in something I did not expect on a major interstate highway. We went through a border patrol checkpoint. All lanes from the interstate are routed through checkpoints, one for cars and one for trucks. I chose trucks as we are so big. Just as you approach the booth, you roll through a bunch of sensors and such set up along the road. We pulled up, and the border patrol officer said "Are all occupants United ...
... br> They provide a grassy area to pitch tents on. This doesn't mean much
until you understand that Silver City sets along the Continental
Divide and is a resupply point for people biking or hiking “The
Continental Divide Trail”. The 3100 mile trail from Mexico to
Canada attracts young and old alike each year. From May to September,
depending on which direction you chose to travel, you are going to
meet lots ...
We climbed into the tent last night and it was sooo cold. We had layers and layers on and still slept a little cool. We were off the main road on a dirt side road. There seemed to be nothing around us, but in the middle of the night, twice, a barking sound awakened us. It did not sound like a dog, but do coyotes bark? It was a high pitch like a coyote, but incessant barking. I've heard coyotes howl forever, but not bark. We continued climbing this morning until ...
... the Sapillo Campground or north across the road from there where it crossed. Looking north seemed rather flat for awhile before getting into some trees so we drove into the campground to find that route.
Our first confirmation that we must be near the Trail was that there were cows along the road. Bethany had several run-ins with cows and wrote about them often in her Trail Journals! Bethany had also written and became very frustrated with the ...