We stopped for a few weeks in Ft. Worth. Then we started rolling again. This meant some hiking in the Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge, near Amarillo, TX.
The refuge doesn't seem to be too large. (At least by Nevada standards.)
But it has a few trails and some places to park. There's a trail just under the lip of the canyon that's popular with birders.
Since we visit these places late in the afternoon, the birds are often subdued.
We also did some hiking around Santa Fe, NM. This is a view in the Santa Fe National Forest.
This is (for us) high altitude hiking. The trail went a bit over 8,000 ft. This is something we approach slowly.
This was our first visit to New Mexico, and I can see why people love it here.
Here's a view from Flagstaff.
Here's the trip so far. It's not perfectly clear that we spent an extra day in Santa Fe. (And the SPOT batteries had died while we were in North Carolina, so the starting point is missing.)
This second leg has worked out quite nicely. We'll be staying in Vegas for a few weeks before moving on to LA.
And yes, we only go out masked. Most of our meals are take-out, eaten in the hotel.