The 2,000-Mile Mark
Two days ago marked the 2,000 mile point of PhotoBike. The day ended at some hot springs near Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument in New Mexico’s Gila Mountains. Getting there required crossing the continental divide and a very tall mountain pass later in the day. Here’s a video of the windy but gorgeous road atop the pass.
The large panniers (bike bags) on the bike catch wind like sails. Here’s the view from the top of the pass.
This section of New Mexico requires climbing up river valleys and over mountain passes, crossing the continental divide three times in about three days as well as climbing three mountain passes. The rewards include secluded mountain roads, expansive views, and the occasional mule deer pogoing off into the brush. These deer don’t run but bounce along through the brush, down mountainsides.
More pictures to come.