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... are major ups and downs and you're at an elevation of over 7700 feet above sea level. You can burn a set of brakes up quick. I found myself gearing down the transmission to let the engine slow us. We made several stops to take in the view and take pictures. Sadly, the pictures don't show the magnificence of what we have seen. It's just too vast and too detailed. We saw quite a few black tail deer, and they are big! No other ...
We went through our first border control checkpoint on the way to Silver City. Being so close to the Mexician border these checkpoints seem to be pretty common. They didn't want to see ID and only asked where we were from and if there was anyone else in the back of the truck. After all the "hitchhikers may be escaped prisoners" signs they didn't need to worry about us picking anyone ...
... our “target
park” for this stop! One we missed in our 2010 whirlwind trip east
ahead of the winter storms. The Gila Cliff Dwellings. They were as
they should be, remote. Aside from everything else, the park service provides a
kennel for dogs. On the way out of the canyon we heard barking,
not sure who's barking but BARKING! We were glad to find Gertie and
Copper waiting, quietly, while another ...
How cold would you think it get's in February in New Mexico? Well a lot colder than we thought when we decided to check out Silver City. How cold do you ask? Lows in the -8 C range and day time highs in the 5 C range. That's what we were running away from! In all fairness Silver City sits at just below 6000 ft altitude but still -8C.!!! None the less we still had a great time exploring this old mining town.
The area has been the home to one group ...
... of "HELP!" in case anyone might miraculously be close enough by to hear me. I wasn't hopeful.
Within a minute or so I realized that I could lighten the weight on my foot by off loading all the gear that was strapped to the bike. I was able to reach the strap buckles and release them both, and off fell the three pieces of gear that I routinely travel with: my waterproof duffle; my rolled up thermarest; and the bag containing my tent. With this weight off the bike, I ...