Last updated 10/22/09
Well, at least it wasn't snowing, and the wind wasn't
blowing, but it was still colder than a well digger's ass. Looks like we had a
little snow last night too, but the sun was shining bright and I was refreshed
from a night in a real bed, (although I'd have really rather camped). And at
least it gave me a chance to get my PC and phone charged up.
I headed southeast out of Tuba City on Hwy 264 across the Moenkopi Plateau and
through the Hopi Indian Reservation. It was a beautiful ride over the high
desert, but still bitterly cold.
I took US 91 south in Ganado down towards Chambers where I'd hop on I-40 for a
short twenty-two mile stint to Petrified Forest NP. I took my time cruising
through PFNP taking a lot of pictures and video.
Ruins and petro glyphs from Indians that inhabited the area around 1300 A.D.
Nobody knows exactly what caused them to leave.
I exited PFNP at the southern end and took US 180 down to Concho where I hit Hwy
61 and rode that into Show Low. I searched for a campground on my iphone and
found this great little place right on Show Low Lake just south of town. I
pitched my tent, cooked up some freeze-dried stew, and prepared for another cold
night. Good thing I invested in that good down bag from REI before I left.
Tomorrow I head south, and hopefully start getting into some warmer weather.
1, Salt Lake City, Utah to Escalante, Utah
Day 2, Escalante, Utah to Tuba City, Arizona
Day 4, Show Low, Arizona to Silver City, New Mexico
Day 5, Silver City, New Mexico to Guadalupe NP, Texas
Day 6, Guadalupe NP, Texas to Big Bend NP, Texas
Day 7, Big Bend NP, Texas to Rock Springs, Texas
Day 8, Rock Springs, Texas to Martin Dies Jr SP,
Day 9, Martin Dies Jr SP, Texas to Desoto NF, Mississippi
10 & 11, Desoto NF, Ms to St. George Island, Fl to Christmas, FL
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