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... from those that
drain into the Atlantic. A portion of the Continental Divide Trail,
stretching from Canada to Mexico, travels through this area.
The byway overlaps with this Audubon-designated trail for birders
through the Gila too. Some 337 species of birds have been found at the 8
stops along the byway.
As you can see the weather is still very pleasant.
Jim and Kathy
... I replied, "Yes, we are." He told us to have a nice day and waived us through. Back down the road we go.
We finally arrive in our next destination, Silver City, New Mexico. We have dinner in a diner in town that is stuff to the gills with locals. It had been there for over 50 years...and there's a reason for that. We had a simple, but great dinner....with fresh sopapillas! Ya gotta love the southwest.
... from all over the world, out on the trail. They
are a hardy group who carry all their comfort with them. Rain or
shine they must get up and go.
For more on the trail, start here:
One interesting pair we met and will be
following via their blog is Sara and Forrest. They seem to have the
moxie to make it the whole way and probably ahead of their schedule.
Follow them ...
... the continental divide. Then we went down and up up up until we reached silver city NM. Tough climb for mr. Scott has a great attitude he adopted from Terry Scholes, take it as it comes. He just plugs along and I murmur. We have met the most weird and fun and crazy people. Today at the market there was a man outside, long black hair, fake, a black hat, a black boots with silver ditties on a them, black coat, a black leather vest, black a gloves, black ...
... 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 ...