As we near the border I see two things that make me very happy: One, just to the south there is a slight bump, maybe a volcanic tuft jutting up far away. And two, on my GPS is a red line telling me where to go!!!!!!!!
The little arrow on the track just shows you where the actual TAT is!! Why in the hell did I wait till New Mexico to try this? This would have saved so much time navigating before. Constantly doubting every turn hoping the roll chart will match up with reality. Then to the north, more topography and shit, there's even curvy roads again and trees!! I was so happy within 3 miles of crossing that state line
It is remarkable what just a few miles and a change of scenery can do for my psyche. Also, there were animals every where all of the sudden; Gophers, Coytotes, Antelope, deer, rabbits. We went from Mars back to earth where things can live.
up the switchbacks: