Day 5. Las Cruces, NM to Carefree, AZ. 415 miles

We woke up on Wednesday, August 25th, in Las Cruces at the KOA (elevation 4,000 feet). The picture above doesn’t do the sunrise justice. I slept pretty well considering how bad my back was doing, but when I climbed down from the “Falcons nest” over the cab, I had a moment where I thought I…

Day 4. Fort Stockton, TX to Las Cruces, NM. 286 miles. 6 hours.

We woke in Fort Stockton to a cool desert morning, where I took a sunrise walk around the grounds. Good birds to see were Lesser Nighthawk and some more Scaled Quail. I don’t know what the flower is above, but it was quite beautiful and attracted lots of bees. Overall, this was a great little…