David Johnson's Travel Blog

Bicycle Trip 1999
Okefenokee 2002
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park 2003
Texas 2003
Road Trip West 2003
Sequoia National Park 2004
Hiking Florida 2005
Nomadic 2005
Bicycle Trip 2009
Bicycle Trip 2010
Nomadic 2010
Winter in Wisconsin
Little Bicycle Trip 2011
Wisconsin Bicycle Trip 2011
Bicycle Trip 2011
Nomadic 2011
Kayak Trip 2012
Nomadic 2012
Liverworks Productions
Nomadic 2013
Liverworks Productions
Texas Pig Hunting
Bicycle Trip 2014
2014-04-18Release the Cows!
2014-04-19Need A List
2014-04-20Million Dollar Water
2014-04-23Peoria IL
2014-04-24Navigating the Grid
2014-04-25I'm in a flat land
2014-04-26Ghetto in the Fields
2014-04-27The Katy Trail
2014-04-30Hermann MO
2014-05-01Hermann to Jefferson City
2014-05-02The Mushroom Hunters
2014-05-03Enter the Ozarks
2014-05-04Ha Ha Tonka
2014-05-09Bennett Springs State Park
2014-05-10Barbed Wire and Mansions
2014-05-11Hello Arkansas
2014-05-16Up the Mountain
2014-05-17Muddy Roads
2014-05-21The Ouachita Trail...
2014-05-25Farm to Market to Paris
2014-05-29Caddo National Grasslands
2014-05-30Salt Palace and Alligators
2014-06-06Waco Mammoth Site
2014-06-0710 Liters
2014-06-08Mayonnaise or Mustard
2014-06-11Enchanted Rock and Old Tunnel
2014-06-12High Fences
2014-06-13Kickapoo Cavern
2014-06-14Del Rio
2014-06-19Into the Desert
2014-06-20Cold and Wet
2014-06-21Bicycler Bottleneck
2014-06-22Chisos Mountains
2014-06-23Chisos Mountain Lodge
2014-06-27Friday Night Light
2014-06-28Dust Devils
2014-07-02Crops in the Desert
2014-07-03Armpit of America
2014-07-04City of Rocks
2014-07-05Silver City
2014-07-10Gila National Forest
2014-07-11Peanut Butter
2014-07-12Last of the Washboards
2014-07-17El Malpais
2014-07-18Last Desert Stretch

A map of my latest trip!

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sand dunesgood morning horsescows in a puddleHunter Washfoxbadgerthese rocks are actually only a few feet highnot reallygetting close to Farmingtonpicking up hay balesdown into Farmingtonlocals in the Animas Riverprairie doglots of antique farm equipment scattered around Farmington


Saturday, July 19, 2014

tl;dr: Fifty more miles of desert. I stopped for the week in Farmington, which I don't really like.

Farmington Though it was only fifty miles or so, I didn't get to Farmington until early afternoon. On the one hand, Highway 371 is long and boring. On the other hand, periodically there is something interesting to see. I had read that this highway was in poor shape with free range cows and little traffic. However, giant swaths have been re-paved, and the cows are now held back by barbed wire.

Farmington seems like the kind of town I will not like, but I decided to stop here for the week, anyway. I really wanted to order a new tire, and I did. But I canceled that order when I realized it would take too long to deliver. (So I swapped my front and rear tires. That should last me a few more weeks.) I also need to spend some time getting work done, and the hotels here are significantly cheaper than they are in Durango or, indeed, Colorado in general. Also, I'm back down to 5000 feet, and it's hot out.

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