We are officially out of the mountain ranges. As you can see from the pictures above, some of the trails were very steep and rocky. I am very proud of the fact that we found our way across these mountains and ended up "close" to our intended spot. There were some marked trails but we ended up making the best decisions using a compass Marla bought for us.
The views from these mountains have been spectacular and it is hard for a camera to show the detail. We have no idea what the bottom photo was but we came across this near the end of a trail.
We have shared so much about the difficulty and dangers of some of these trails but have not lost sight of one thing. God bless our forefathers/foremothers
and their insight
for actually creating these trails. There were many places I was in total awe that someon
e had actually chiseled
out something that looked like a trail in these rocks. I know some of these have been around for years and years - they were incredible people. During this entire ride, there have been many places that we have wondered how they crossed the terrain with NO trails and pulling wagons with horses. It makes me wonder when they were crossing the deserts for the first time just how did they manage the water situation and how they knew there was something worthwhile they were riding toward. I am humbled by these pioneers!!
We will reach Camp Verde, AZ today and will be there until Thursday or Friday.
Love to all;