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Several years ago I became fascinated with the cliff dwellings of the prehistoric people of the southwest, and drove for two hours on a winding, narrow mountain road only to find it closed just before the cliff dwellings. No idea why, though it could have been anything, rock slide, flood, who knows. This time the weather was perfect, I checked the Park Service website ahead of time for any issues, and I was ...
... br> The Mimbres people lived here almost a thousand years ago and remain
an enigma. Archeologists can only speculate about their beginnings
(perhaps evolved from Mogollon culture), and especially about their
ultimate fate. Graceful Mimbreņo pottery is the most famous artifact of
the culture. Pottery often depicted geometric designs, daily routines,
or animals—cranes, turkeys, fish, hummingbirds, even ...
... visible from the interstate....and it's tall. It's a very stark comparison...you look to your left, over top of the border fence into Mexico. El Paso has all the normal things we are accustomed to, like Home Depot, McDonalds, Kohls, Target....and Juarez has none of these.
Juarez, the city across the border from El Paso, has a murder rate that is off the chart...but down from years past. 2010 had over ...
... homage to Orwell), and we'd better be able to pedal fast with special zombie resistance spray.
There wasn't anyone that soft-'pedaled' our climb ahead and we knew that something difficult lay in our path in order to cross New Mexico.
We've climbed the "Divide" several times before, so there was no pretending this would be any cake walk.
And, it didn't disappoint. The twists, turns and unending severe grade ...
... a long large truck can be a problem. In this case a big problem. As we attempted to cross a rather deep wash, the truck grounded out on the rocky track - going forward was not a option. But backing up didn't look that great either. After much digging, moving of large rocks, scraping of the truck's underside, a few tears on Carolyn's part (how could this be happening on my birthday?!!), a few choice words by me, we finally got the truck out and turned ...