5/13, day 17, 17.6 mi. 9600′
We had our lunch break at Valle Tio Vences Campground. It wasn’t much more than a corral with a stock trough, toilets, and a couple of picnic tables. There was water in the trough. That was good! We were carrying water from town and picked up 2 liters at the trough
Finally got back to the divide after noon. The miles passed quickly until late afternoon we started a big climb up beautiful Mangas Mtn. Prolific wildlife and fantastic views and later a nice pink sunset made this a perfect evening walk.