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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.
... 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 ...
... turning at Silver (local slang) to bike the continental divide and end up in Seattle. He will raft in Moab along the way. A marine engineer by trade, but judging from all his adventure, he just works as he adventures.
Fascinating man. Canoed down Alabama river to Florida and thru the Everglades to Key West. He rode a 4 wheeler thru Mexico, all on dirt roads to Guatemala. Interesting.
So many people in Silver told us of ...
Today we headed into the past,
to the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Park.
The Cliff Dwellings were 45 miles north of Silver City, but because of
the sharp curves and steep inclines of the road the trip took us 2 hours, the drive
passed through extensive pine forests, and along mountain ridges with fantastic
views. Nearing the National Park we
passed through an area that recently ...