Driving West to the wilderness, Nacogdoches, Texas USA

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medicine

Getting ready for a major survival test-travel adventure, good prep is esseciential for life and comfort. You need warmth, dryness, and a good selection of non-perishable foods. You need to be water-smart and bear smart.

I had emergency supplies so I could handle a variety of common problems from myself or others.

I made a stop on US Hwy 69 South of Rusk to check out the real nice Picnic Area in the tall pines that would double as a legal camp.

Then it was serious driving, especially driving into the sunset in Dallas/Fort Worth traffic. Later when the driving was enough for a day, I found a quiet Picnic Area with no refer trucks with their big motors running all night.

The next morning I crossed the Red River and off to Amerillo. I drove North to Dumas and fulled and supplied. Then we drove a mile past Texaline (crop growing area) into New Mexico.

Claton was the first of few large towns traversed in New Mexico. There you can start seeing basalt and other volcanic features. 

Much further across New Mexico is Capulin Volcano N Monument (Park). That volcano is a great side trip as the road takes you to the top of a nice forest with wildlife. There is a good 1.1 mile crater rim circular walk with a great view.

Nothing left to do for now is to drive up Ratan Pass (on the Santa Fe Trail) and go on to Colorado.

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medicine
medicine
first layer
first layer
sharp shooter
sharp shooter
double layer
double layer
Port side
Port side
Starboard side
Starboard side
ready to go
ready to go
US Hwy 69 (South of Rusk)
US Hwy 69 (South of Rusk)
US Hwy 69 (South of Rusk), Picnic …
US Hwy 69 (South of Rusk), Picnic…
Dallas sunset
Dallas sunset
Dallas sunset
Dallas sunset
Dallas sunset
Dallas sunset
Dallas Sunset
Dallas Sunset
Weatherford Courthouse
Weatherford Courthouse
Weatherford Courthouse
Weatherford Courthouse
camp at Picnic Area
camp at Picnic Area
Texline
Texline
Texline
Texline
Texline, food grain storage
Texline, food grain storage
Texline, food grain storage
Texline, food grain storage
New Mexico State line
New Mexico State line
Claton, New Mexico
Claton, New Mexico
Clayton Picnic Area
Clayton Picnic Area
Claton, NM
Claton, NM
Claton, NM
Claton, NM
Claton, NM
Claton, NM
bug splatter
bug splatter
Capulin Volcano N M
Capulin Volcano N M
Capulin Volcano N M
Capulin Volcano N M
Capulin Volcano N M
Capulin Volcano N M
Capulin Volcano N M
Capulin Volcano N M
Capulin, New Mex
Capulin, New Mex
Capulin, New Mex
Capulin, New Mex
Ratan Pass, New Mex
Ratan Pass, New Mex
Ratan Pass, New Mex
Ratan Pass, New Mex
Ratan Pass, Colorado
Ratan Pass, Colorado
Ratan Pass, Colorado
Ratan Pass, Colorado
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