There wasn’t any shade or culverts along the road, just small drainage pipes. At 9:30 a.m., I arrived at a truck stop along I-10. There were some decently shaded trees, I decided to break early for a siesta.
Well, sort of. Google maps said it kept going. The frontage road actually turned to dirt. It seemed pretty packed down. Actually it wasnt even a frontage road. The country road went at least 7 miles into the Chihuahuan before it turned more westward. Evening time is when I can get a good portion of miles in, but I didn’t want to travel on I-10 at night. If I traveled into the night it could be worth the investment.
I kept moving deeper into the wilderness. It was tough, but I saw a lot of beautiful things. Bulls, sunsets, moon rises, wild vegetation, and dry river beds. I almost got lost a couple times. It was challenging. I could give a play by play but I will let a few pictures tell the story: