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Early White Christmas

December 20th, 2011

Silver City may be surrounded by desert. But at over six thousand feet elevation, that doesn’t preclude it snowing…

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Sighting Silver City

December 19th, 2011

Ken finally sights Silver City, New Mexico. And the last bit’s downhill…

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Continental Divide

December 19th, 2011

Ken crosses the Continental Divide, backbone of North America…

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Signs for Silver City

December 19th, 2011

Few signs suggest Silver City is close by…

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Coffee in Cliff

December 18th, 2011

Ken stops for a coffee and some provisions in Cliff. Not Clifford as he mistakenly calls it in the clip.

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Storm brewing

December 17th, 2011

Storm brewing, shortly to sweep across the continental United States. Expectations of snow on high ground, even in the southern States. I’d been watching the evening Weather Channel with Joyce and husband Gene-Robert. Not good news. But at least I knew what was heading my way, able to plan accordingly.

I needed to reach Silver City, roughly 120 miles further east, and the next and final rendezvous with my parents. Between us a mountain pass in excess of 6,000 feet. And short days. Dark soon after four. I explored the options with host Mons, deciding to push for arriving a day earlier than planned, just ahead of the front. Clear the pass the next day.

Bold, but feasible, plan. If progress was slower than I might hope for, I could camp at altitude, a little beyond the pass. Amongst woods just shy of the New Mexico border. Then descent onto open ground. Vulnerable to winds sweeping in uninhibited.

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