Sunday, November 8, 2020
Today we took a ride that started just east of Douglas, Arizona on the Geronimo Trail at some point looking at the map it stopped being called that but honestly I have no idea where in these pictures that is. It was a really nice ride. The road was decent for the most part and we saw several pickup trucks along the way. Plus, we also saw people with tents, travel trailers and smaller 5th wheels boondocking. They were in some nice spots but it would not be a road we would take out motorhome down. If someone would want to park along here we would suggest you start in Animas heading south and check it out for yourself.
Fair warning a lot of pictures. I eliminated quite a few but these all needed to stay.
|We have just left Rusty's looking towards the west |
towards the Chiricahua Mountains.
|The first time we took a ride into Douglas they were working|
on a foundation. Today this was there.
|The ever present Border Patrol|
|There was a wind and we could see the dust against |
the mountains in the distance.
|Lots of Ocotillo up the hill.|
We turned East just as we came into Douglas and headed out. Some of the pictures below are the same or very similar to the last post. The first mountains we came to were the Perilla Mountains.
|I just liked the shape of the cloud.|
|This is a well used road with the trucks and equipment|
going back and forth connected to the border wall construction.
Yet this guy just hangs in there.
|We could see traffic in Mexico from this vantage point.|
|Pretty sure these are the Guadalupe Mountains in the distance.|
Some where along this stretch we passed a road called Guadalupe Canyon Road. Knowing how long the ride like we were on usually takes we knew today was not the day for a detour. Today's planned trip was about 78 miles and when you are averaging between 15 to 30 miles per hour a side trip, if I remember correctly the sign said 34 miles and that would be each way, could not be added. It is on the list for next time.
|We went over a lot of cattle guards today.|
|This is not man made and it stretched as far as we|
could see to the south of us.
|Ocotillo and Prickly Pear Cactus a nice combination.|
|The sign said slow for a residential area |
but the buildings looked abandoned.
|This guy and a few friends were the only residents we saw.|
|I hope I have this collage in the right place.|
|Even a little bit of color today.|
|When we left Rusty's to take this ride we were in New Mexico.|
We crossed into Arizona a few miles down the road and then
we started down the Geronimo Trail in Arizona.
This marker is the state line and we are back in New Mexico.
|For the most part today's ride was between the mountains|
|and then we went up|
|and back down.|
|Then we up overlooking the beauty below. |
Nothing really hair raising today. Just a pleasant ride.
|A few times we saw campers in RV's and tents.|
|We are guessing they made there way in from the north|
just because the road at that end was better.
|Some beautiful areas to park. |
Though we did see fenced in areas that were posted.
|At this point we saw a few mailboxes on the road.|
Again there were some fences and the land was posted.
|It was strange at this point looking ahead because the road|
looked like it went straight into the mountains.
|Logically you know it must turn and by this point it did.|
|The thing is we have been on back roads that did go |
straight into the mountain with no way through and
turning around was our only option.
|Today that was not the case and|
|as you can see we encountered cattle.|
|None were in a hurry to cross the road.|
|We are getting close to Animas at this point and the sun|
is setting quickly.
|The colors on the mountains|
|was beautiful and there was a pink glow above them|
|in the sky. I was pleasantly surprised it showed up|
|in the pictures.|
|One of two beautiful trees on our site.|
We watched a lot of birds fly in and out.
|Our First Campfire this Adventure.|
|This picture and the one below are of some of the views|
|between Rusty's RV Ranch and Douglas, Arizona.|
|The afterglow on October 24, 2020 |