Originally Posted by neiltkool
Hi 10Cup and thanks for posting this awesome trip report.
I just completed my own trip down the CDR a couple of days ahead of you. Had I known you were right behind me I would have waited and said "hi"!
The Chain of Craters Back Country Byway is a worthwhile substitution for some of Hwy 117 coming out of Grants.
But in the big scope of things, it's not like you really missed anything.
I am so jealous that you were able to make it through NF150 just north of Mimbres! I'm sure the Forest Service's patch work sucked, but this is what the road looked like on Thursday, the 27th. (I met two Forest Service personnel on horseback who said I had another half mile or so of this stuff to go before making the decision to turn around)
It was a LONG detour back up and around through Winston, Truth or Consequences, and eventually to Silver City.
Thanks again for the great photos and report. -Neil
Man I'll say it was a lot better than that, sorry you had to back track that is a long way to go too. Thanks for the update!