After being temporarily blinded by whiter than white sandy dunes in South Central New Mexico, we ramble westward to Geronimo country. The legendary Apache Indian chief roamed the wild mountains and forests near Silver City, New Mexico, the destination for our first night of car-camping. My Explorer SUV with a tent extension will be our nightly home for most of the trip unless the temperature drops below 40 degrees and then we will scamper to the nearest Choice Hotel. Silver City, as its name suggests, is a 19th century mining town and since the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid claimed Silver City as one of his stomping grounds, we can only imagine how nights in the Wild West were passed. Surely not in the comfort of a car-tent with electricity and water at our fingertips. Perhaps a sojourn to the Buffalo Bar is in the itinerary!
Gila National Forest is a vast wilderness area resplendent with waterfalls, rock formations, and stately Pine. We should be able to stop at a few wayside parks and sample the countryside that made Geronimo famous. Come join us tomorrow as we head to more desert area and explore the million year old forest of petrified trees. Thanks for visiting!