|CDT trail sign leading toward the Big Burros|
|CDT follows old dirt road through the Big Burros|
The path out of Lorsdsburg continued through hot, dry desert, and I am glad I did most of it in the cool, early morning hours. The CDT ascended the Big Burros monotonically, occasionally visiting stock water tanks, providing the water I need to survive. I climbed to the high point at Burro Peak, which is just above 8,000-feet, and delighted in the exercise and occasional views through ponderosa pines and juniper.
|Taller brush provides ample, cool shade for breaks during the day through the Big Burros|
I descended the Big Burros via the "old route" of the CDT, which followed forest service roads, and eventually a semi-busy highway 90 to Silver City. I rejoined my friends, and am taking a zero day to allow my feet another rest before pushing on to the Gila River. The next two weeks will take me through some remote portions of the CDT in New Mexico, and I am eager to bathe my feet in the cool waters of the Gila!
|Looking back to the 8,000-foot peaks of the Big Burros|