Comfortable weather today. The humidity feels better. The wind is not bad. I looked at the map and see that miles north, too many for a side trip, is Philmont Scout Ranch. As a Boy Scout I went backpacking through the trails. I would trace this back to be the origins of an outing like this tour.
My route now will follow Interstate 40. For some years Route 66 went north to hit Santa Fe and come down to Albuquerque to miss the mountains east of the city. Exits of the interstate will give me food, but I probably will need to sleath camp.
The peak shown here is the "Tooth of Time" the primary photo spot for Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron . The ranch covers 140,177 acres of the Sangre De Cristo mountains of the Rockies. I loved being able to hike there. I loved the sense of adventure and being outside. I continue this with my bike travels. It is easier for me to load my gear on my bike than put it on my back.
I love my riding days and look to find interesting and informative items to share.