A family camping outing landed me and my trusty RFX in the back country. I am getting to understand what Timo meant a few months back about the back country trails here in NM. Lately, I find myself drawn to these rustic trails. Jeep road, game trails, even some ATV trails have lead me to some epic scenery. Anyway, I don't have a route drawn up yet but I thought I would post some pics of what I found along the way...enjoy!
One thing about many of the trails that you find in the back country is that they are steep.
But the views are worth the pain
After a brutal ascension, I dropped back down into a clearing and follow the game trails on up the valley
What are these cows thinking as I pedaly my bright glittery blue RFX through their pasture ? I was actually a little freaked when they all looked up at me at once ( I have been chased by livestock ) especially with a couple of bulls pawing at the ground
More from the valley
Always time for some refreshment
I road a few miles down 126 towards Fenton before I turned around
The next day was brutal. I had a starting point and an ending point in mind but no map and no idea how to make it work. I started out following some ATV trails to the top of the highest point in the area ( Red Rock Mtn...I believe )
Once I had reached the top, I really did not want to go back the way I came. I ran into some helpful peeps along the way. I took some advice but followed my own instincts for the most part. Everyone I ran into had no clue where I had come from or how I could get back. I felt pretty uneasy for a while before I finally ran into a combo of well traveled gravel roads that eventually looped me back to where I had come from. I am investing in a gps before I ever do something like that again
...and here is the new kid on the block. He doesn't mind a little dirt either
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