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Kevin Basso
Eagle Scout
Boy Scouts of America

COOTERS PLACE

TENNESSEE

MISSISSIPPI

ARKANSAS

OKLAHOMA

NEW MEXICO

COLORADO

UTAH

NEVADA

CALIFORNIA

OREGON

 

 

 

NEW MEXICO - Short section

New Mexico is a short short ride from Oklahoma to Colorado. The landscape changed immediately -becoming arid and sandy. The foothills and rocky conditions made the ride more difficult as roads switchbacked up the mountains. I was low on gas and pulled into a ranch where I was greeted by Dolores, a very kind woman who allowed me to top off my tank at the pump. Onward thru the valley, the trail had great views - prompting me to stop for pictures. New Mexico was a very refreshing change of terrain and horizons.


Oklahoma - New Mexico border

New Mexico section

Refreshing change of scenery
 

entering foothills

starting up the switchbacks

more rocky and steep than I had experienced since Arkansas

Great views of the valley floor
 

up the trail

up the cliffs

up on the plateau

Dolores was so kind as to top off my gas tank for free.