Day 8, 5 miles, elev ? 5/4
Surprise! We are back in Silver City.
We realized this morning that we cannot pick up our mail in Mimbres until Monday morning. We came out on a highway 6 miles from Silver City and decided it was a better place to stay.
Besides the ‘Tour of the Gila’ bicycle races were in town. The criterion was in progress when we arrived. Ken watched the top women and men flying around town.
Back to hiking news…
The trail today was really great. Nice trees, soft trail – mostly single track.
At 7:30 am the bells on the monastery across the valley started to ring. Pretty neat when you are deep in the woods and not expecting it.
Off to Mimbres early tomorrow.