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City: Plainview
State: Texas
Country: US of A
Begins: Mar 26, 2018
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Fri, Mar 23rd, 2018
Start: Plainview, TX
End: Plainview, TX
Daily Distance: 0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 537
Journal Visits: 1,541
Guestbook Views: 35
Guestbook Entrys: 5

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Lordsburg and Onward

Tomorrow(3/23/18) we will leave Plainview, TX and drive over to Lordsburg, NM. I discovered a couple of things about Lordsburg today and some of this stems from my time there before. Might be interesting-

"Motel 10" is a step up from hiker trash motel if you wish to have a clean economy type motel. Of course, what is economy to one is beneath someone else. So all make your own decision. The shuttle leaves from the "Econo Lodge", which from Hiker Trash motels is swanky, huh, huh.

In 2015 I came through Lordsburg starting CDT and camped at the KOA mainly cuz I wanted a shower. It cost $ 20.00 to camp and it was directly on gravel next to an RV (I was given no choice). There was a nice clean shower/bathroom facility but I had to purchase a towel for what seemed like an exorbitant amount if I had wanted one. I opted to to go towel-less. They just did not seem to care or be very hiker friendly. It might have changed.

I was tooling around the net today looking at Lordsburg and discovered free camping at the "Veterans Park". It has water but nothing else, no facilities. But the reviews said it was quiet though not developed. All the reviews were of folk who drove in with an RV or something. If I got the directions right, take Main St. exit off of I-10 and go south and you will come to the park.

I remember an old strip-mall style of motel (one long building that faced the road) that they were fixing up when I hiked through there in 2015. Can't remember the name but observed that it would qualify for "hiker trash" type motel. It's right on the main drag you have to walk down to stay on the "trail". It might be an option. And. . . I'm sure Yogi's got some ideas, -oh yeah! Check out Yogi! :-)

-SuperDave

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"Something hidden, go and find it. Go, and look behind the Ranges. Something lost behind the Ranges. Lost and waiting for you . . . Go! (Rudyard Kipling). See you on the trail, -SuperDave

 

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