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New Mexico near Ghost Ranch
Brian and Martina hiked the length of New Mexico over 640 miles from Palomas Mexico to Cumbres Pass Colorado in April - May 2009 as part of our Continental Divide Trail thru hike. New Mexico was a wild, interesting and tough hike for us. Starting in the northern Sonoran desert with few water sources we climbed up into hills and trees in the Gila Wilderness then followed the Gila canyon upstream for about 70 miles. From there we headed over high desert with the lack of water availability being a constant threat. Northern New Mexico was lusher with jeep tracks of the south giving way to proper hiking trails and rivers, snow and distant sightings of the snow covered San Juan mountains of Colorado. We met few other hikers, but many helpful locals. The generous pioneering spirit was alive and well in New Mexico. Altogether, a great experience!
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New Mexico ......Colorado ......Wyoming ......Montana ......Also see our blog at A Wee Walk
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Map showing our hike through New Mexico
Map showing our hike through New Mexico
At the Mexican border
At the Mexican border
Our first camp at Columbus
Our first camp at Columbus
Columbus, New Mexico
Columbus, New Mexico
Yellow cactus fruit
Yellow cactus fruit
Camp by a windmill
Camp by a windmill
Martina hikes with tres hermanas mtns behind
Martina hikes with tres hermanas mtns behind
Spiky plants
Spiky plants
Flower with bee
Flower with bee
A parched landscape north of Deming
A parched landscape north of Deming
No drinking water here!
No drinking water here!
Martina avoids bees at water tank
Martina avoids bees at water tank
Yes, we did drink from here!
Yes, we did drink from here!
The wide open desert with Cookes Peak behind
The wide open desert with Cookes Peak behind
Macho (rattlesnake) Spring windmill and cabin
Macho (rattlesnake) Spring windmill and cabin
Martina walks through a corral
Martina walks through a corral
Brian and Martina enter forest hoorah!
Brian and Martina enter forest hoorah!
Red cactus flower
Red cactus flower
Sap drips from tree as we approach Emory Pass
Sap drips from tree as we approach Emory Pass
Brian near Emory Pass
Brian near Emory Pass
Hillsboro fire look out
Hillsboro fire look out
A great panorama from Hillsboro tower
A great panorama from Hillsboro tower
Martina climbs up Hillsboro fire tower
Martina climbs up Hillsboro fire tower
We stopped for a resupply in Silver City NM
We stopped for a resupply in Silver City NM
Tour of the Gila cycle race in Silver City NM
Tour of the Gila cycle race in Silver City NM
This is a waterfall in our guidebook!
This is a waterfall in our guidebook!
Our first dip in the Gila River
Our first dip in the Gila River
Early morning in the lower Gila river
Early morning in the lower Gila river
Indian Blanket Flower
Indian Blanket Flower
Doc Campbells store resupply for the Gila
Doc Campbells store resupply for the Gila
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