Super 8 Motel - Silver City
Travel Blogs from Silver City
... 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 ...
... the Continental Divide Trail never seemed to have just one designated route. When we left the Trailhead there was a maze of trails and we were at first quite confused wondering which we should take. We only had about an hour of daylight so wanted to make the most of the time we had rather than getting off in the wrong direction right away. Well, lo and behold, we noticed CDT markers on one of the trees ahead and there were many more to follow until we got ...