356 miles today, Kayenta, AZ to Taos, NM. Stellar weather the whole way, 60s and 70s and no clouds. Much of the morning was spent crossing the eastern hald of the Navajo nation. It’s fairly obvious that, at least in this area, the Navajo are not getting rich off of gambling, maybe a few, but many of the rural Navajo still appear quite poor. Somewhere in eastern AZ, (I think), I crossed the Continental Divide.
Then I headed for Dulce and Charma, to get to highway 64. Phil recommended that road, OMG was he right! miles and miles of long, flowing switchbacks climbing up the mountain side like a homesick angel. from 7000ft in Tierra Amarillo to 10,586 at the top. And it was chilly up there. Still, if you get a chance to ride this road, take it. You will not be sorry you did. Well, maybe if you’re on a DRZ-400, I’d guess it’d get seriously wheezy and down on grunt at 10,500ft! 🙂
Taos is a cute little town, old time ranching town, now made artsy by the influx of artists and $$$. Still, not a bad little town. And the nice RV park on the south end of town has WiFi!
rubber side down, everyone!