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August 2012

Today we broke up a 20 mile bike ride through the BLM Wild Rivers Area in New Mexico into approximately two ten miles parts with a short 2 mile hike.

Big Arsenic Trail led us past junipers from the rim of the gorge down 800 feet to the Rio Grand River, a spring, and petroglyphs.  Thank goodness the trail was very well maintained, as we hiked down in bike shoes!

Further up river, at La Junta Point, is the confluence of the Red River and the Rio Grande.  After a short stop here, we spun back to the car on an undulating road.  A great morning ride! ETB