Apr 15, 2012
Distance today = 56.93 km; Total distance = 5057.18 km; Location = Taos – 36 22.949′ N, 105 35.199′ W; Start time = 0910, Finish time = 1728
Another long day in the cold (it snowed on the mountains last night), with a really long hill thrown in after half way. After a brief one day respite at 1,800 metres elevation, I'm back above 2,100 metres again.
Most of the run was along the upper reaches of the Rio Grande, including a long section in the Rio Grande Gorge – quite spectacular.
Not much else to report. I'm now in the town of Taos, which has a long history. In fact, in 1760, Comanche Indians kidnapped sixty women from the town. Many years later, one of them found her way back to the town to be reunited with her son.
There are two Garmin reports today, as the watch battery gave out again – it does not like long days in the cold.