Our destiny is clear: Get to Mesa (AZ) in plenty of time to set up and watch the Superbowl, with the New England Patriots facing off against the Atlanta Falcons. This is clearly a game I want both teams to win, being as we spent most of our lives in New England and have lived for the past 20 years just outside of Atlanta. And with a Falcons quarterback that is on fire – and from BC (that’s Boston College)! Still…
The route from Big Bend takes you through Marathon and Marfa, TX, which is a quirky little town situated in the middle of, well, space. Not as quirky as we remembered it, but still a nice stop over. Some interesting sights along the way.
We stopped at one of our favorite spots along the way, which is a “campsite” on BLM (Bureau of Land Management) lands in or near Bowie, AZ, in a place called Indian Bread Rocks. Aside from being really private (which we really like), it is also beautiful. Perfect, right? A lot of these pictures were taken from our campsite. Last night we just marveled at our great campsite and a beautiful sunset.
Today I decided to go hike up into the foothills of the Dos Cabezas Mountains. The weather is perfect for a hike, maybe high 50’s or low 60’s, dry and sunny. Plus, it is the perfect time of year – no hunters and no rattlesnakes to worry about.
The hike was a little bit over 4 miles (about 1,000 feet elevation gain), with some of it on a rough dirt road, a lot of it on (literally) cow paths, and a bunch of bush whacking up the sides of the hills.
The scenes from this hike were not jaw-dropping, but just continually beautiful in subtle ways. Sounds like code for you are about to be underwhelmed. But really, what a beautiful area.