Originally Posted by 10Cup
08/28/09 – Day 11 Chama, NM to Silver City NM. 316 Miles
Then I come to the "Beaverhead-Wall Lake Road which connects with Northstar Road then NF150.....it says narrow with sharp curves and drop offs..high clearance vehicles only........not a problem
I’m thinking this should be a blast. Well it was for a while but 120 miles of continuous switch backs and very rough water ridges from hell and large rocks.
On I go and the road gets worse...
At this point I probably have about 50 miles to go (just guessing) and it is a constant switch back up and down the mountain, complete with mind jarring water ridges. When I come out onto Hwy 35 which takes you into Silver City (via the Georgetown road) I was really tired and beat.
It gets worse...
This was the toughest road of the complete trip and the longest too.
Holy crap Hwy 152 while paved is also a ton of 10-15 mph switch backs almost the whole way. I sure got some wear off the sides of my knobbies anyway. I made it to Socorro, NM got a room and crashed.
Thank you 10cup
for thoroughly convincing me to avoid this stretch of road on my ride next week to Mexico. It looked like a fun road on paper (I even asked about it
in another thread) but -- in its current condition -- I think I will give it a big miss on a loaded 650.
Guess I'll have to do AZ191 instead
, thanks for the tip on the Chain of Craters
byway -- I've added it to my southbound route!