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Trip report June 13 – Silver City

A short segment, so a short report.

A front moved through Lordsburg on our day off, cooling temps by about ten degrees, so our walk out was under a less intense sun, but still hot. The first day we walked on a long flat, but tilted, plain towards the next range of mountans. A dry and desolate landscape with fewer plants, critters and arroyos, obviously a place where less rain falls. Ute markers disappeared, but it was prety simple to walk a stright line to the hill marking the canyon we would walk up, ducking over and under the occasinal barbed wire fence. We camped in a high nitch in the mountains with a breeze cooled by the near 6,000 foot altitude.

Crossing the Langsford Mountains to the east, the next day, we entered a rolling landscape with Juniper and Scub Oak trees, a generaly “wetter”, but still desert, habitat. One with more shade.

Arriving at Hwy 90, we found our water cache, and discovered we had misplaced, probably inadvertantly sent home from Lordsburg, our detailed topo maps for the next stretch into Silver City. With great uncertainty about route markers, we opted to walk Hwy 90, an asphalt road, about 25 miles into Silver City. Road walking: it’s fast but it’s very hard on the feet.

Silver City is a nice place. If Sandoint had a “sister” city in the southwest, this might very well be it. Today we rest up, do chores and head out Sunday, a day ahead of schedule!

142 Miles

One Response to “Trip report June 13 – Silver City”

  1. Linda Ferrara Says:

    Enjoy the adventure! I recently walked from Silver City to Lordsburg as a challenge – - yours is amazing!!

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