Echo Canyon Guest Ranch
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... NM--small western town right next to a major railroad track.
Along the highway we started to see Cholla Cactus, always a sign that we are officially in the West. The temperature was up to 94 degrees but the humidity was still quite low considering. We felt like we were almost there when at 2:25 we saw the Rockies rising out of the flat land we had been driving through. We forget how very, very almost overwhelmingly big they are.
By 2:50 ...
... road kill, a police captain and city clerk willing to go out of their way to help us find a camping spot, and the continued delight of a cold drink (especially chocolate milk) at the end of the day. Tomorrow it is off on our last long waterless segment (63 miles) but we have done longer and tailwinds are ...
... tent and yhere were more rocks there than in rocksville. Mentioned this to the office and politely declined and had a curt responce " well it is a desert"!!! Ummm enouhh said. Headed for the nearest town, fort garland and stayed at a hotel run by a very strange Polish lady. Total fruit cake but very nice and ...
... be washed back to the valley floor. North-easterly storm winds blowing through the mountain passes piled the dunes back on themselves and creating North America’s tallest dunes. It is estimated that the
dunes are 440,000 years old. The sand covers 330 square miles with the dunes covering approximately 36 square miles, with the tallest dune rising 755 feet.
Leaving the parking area our first challenge was a mountain stream; even
though it ...
... and it was our first challenge on a severe grade, North
La Veta Pass at an elevation of 9,413 feet was a steady climb at moderate
grades except for 4 miles at a 6% grade, at least that is what the “Mountain
Directory” book says. It was definitely a
little strain on the truck, but we made ...