After four months in Colorado we finally left and are in Red River, NM. Our boondocking spot took some work to get level but we have a nice spot in the forest with trees and a meadow to look out on. We are up at 9000’ so it’s cool at night and warm in the day. Oh, and watch out for the thunderstorms!
Our first ride was a challenging, extreme, rocky, steep “road” up to Goose Lake. We left from camp and rode through town to the Goose Lake Road. The trail/road gets heavy side by side use and at least 15 passed us as we slogged our way up. The ride was 21.4 miles with 3809’ of climbing. This might be the steepest ride we’ve ever done with a max grade of 26%! When we finally got up to the lake at 11,640′ it was beautiful but we didn’t spend much time there. We decided to get down before all the side by sides because we are MUCH faster than them on the downhill. It was a fast descent and we were shocked to see even more side by sides coming up. Apparently Red River is THE place to go if you’re from Texas and have a side by side.