Free camping at McBride Canyon. We left Palo Duro and raced the dark to find a camp spot, as we set up it started raining so I had to set up the Kelty tarp too, then dinner and bed. Another cool place, but needed to head east and make miles, so we didn’t get to explore.
Texas Farm to Market road FMxxxx – long, straight and empty. That’s fine, but I didn’t get gas last night trying to beat the night and finding camp.
Funny thing is the road dumped us at the Slug Bug exit on I-40.
Sad day, day 45 of my trip and we said good bye to James and Elizabeth. Deb and I started east as they waited for a flight to Raleigh and to pick up their truck at my house before visiting family in Virginia, Pennsylvania and Indiana before they head back west – follow them at Flight of the Crows Wing – https://flightofthecrowswing.com/
As Deb and I headed east on I-40 I saw this ghost town, so we did a U-Turn to explore Cuervo, New Mexico. It’s got an interesting history, and at least one TV news story of a sinister side.
Just driving around
A bunch of empty houses
We ate lunch and walked around
I’ll hold it….
A 1915 Catholic Church was just finishing Sunday services, so we got to look inside.
which lead to this great swimming hole and lunch spot.
Then Beth found an awesome “short cut” back to camp that passed Sandia Man Cave, so we had to explore it. The cave has an interesting history and what was found in it and by whom, as I tell my students, Google is your friend.
After yesterday’s long hike, we wanted an easy day, so we made the long drive to the ghost town of Pagosa Junction, sadly despite all the info on the web, every building and post has no trespassing signs. We decided not to ignore the 100 red signs and didn’t leave the road, too bad the area looked amazing.