To the Rio Grande

  • NNML 2019 Day 2, June 11, Tuesday.
  • Start mile 16, hilltop between Headquarters Well and Twelve Hundred Well.
  • End Twelve Hundred Well, mile 19.
  • Miles walked: 11 to Rio Grande ford location, then 8 miles back to Twelve Hundred Well.

A series of jeep tracks and dirt roads lead to corrals with water at Twelve Hundred Well.

More road and a long stretch of cross country (no trail) descend down to the Rio Grande Gorge.

The river is high and running fast, and the distance across seems a really far.My judgement was a ford was not entirely safe. My plan with the spouse (trail name Cairn) was for me to walk back to Twelve Hundred, and she would pick me up tomorrow morning to drive around to the other side.

New Mexico had a lot of snow melt this year, and the river has been running really high.


Author: Jim, Sagebrush

Jim (trail-name Sagebrush) codes audio software for Windows, Linux, Android, and embedded systems. When not working at, he enjoys backpacking, which this blog is about.

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