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There’s nothing here

October 11, 2010

I tell you, the western third of the USA is empty, completely devoid of man’s influence, well, maybe some roads and a couple of cities here and there.

I have just travelled 1000+ miles east of San Diego, and there’s noting here. Today, with the exception of Albuquerque, I went through no habitation much larger than hamlet, and the vast majority (99.9%) of the land was untilled, left as nature made it.

I’m down to 4,000 feet, so correct me if I’m wrong, but the Mogollon Rim must be more than 500 miles wide!

I’m in a place named Dalhart, TX. I’ve traversed 2 time zones today (only because Arizona cheats).

Dalhart, TX seems to be famous for vast feed lots for sad looking cows and good ole boys in pickemup trucks.

Delight of the day was El Malpais National Monument, which just hit me in the face journeying north on 117. Despite my daughter’s disgust with iPod cameras:- foto 1 is what the roads looked like today, 2 is El Malpais and 3 is a random rainbow.

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  1. alicat082
    October 12, 2010 at 9:26 am

    The rainbow pic is purdy, this reminds me of the journey from LV to home (?), Loooooonnnggggg roads and nowt about, most disarming.

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