|Arizona Highway 80|
|Marker for Geronimos last stand|
|Desert along hwy 80 in Arizona|
At about noon we reached the I-10 west of Lordsburg. Had some lunch before we went down the ramp and joined the big traffic heading east.
State Line New Mexico
|Highway towards Silver City|
As we got past the last little villages entering the Gila National Forest, the road became more narrow. It was very, very curvy and the max speed was posted between 20-30 mph. Huge pine trees on both sides marked the end of a desert landscape. I was looking forward to a complete change. When you have seen nothing but desert for more then 5 months you’d be delighted to see some green trees. In between the trees high cliffs of a pink colour showed. Beautiful ranches were tucked in very scenic spots. The road from Silver City climbs up into very high elevation. One sign we saw posted more than 6300 feet, and we were still climbing.
Our Campground in the Gila National Forest
|Our spot for the next few days|