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Thursday, May 8, 2008

From Gila to Tahoe

We've been logging some serious miles this week.  First, we did a great backpack trip to the Gila Wilderness in New Mexico.  We followed the Middle Fork of the Gila River through a winding, lush, high walled canyon and ended our four day hike at the Gila Cliff Dwellings.  Then it was back to the road as we headed out of New Mexico and into Arizona for a visit to the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert National Parks and a quick visit to good old Flagstaff.  We continued through AZ and into Nevada over the Hoover Dam, past Vegas, past radioactive Yucca Mountain, a ghost town full of ghosts, and through hours of scenic Mojave Desert before we hit the Sierra and Lake Tahoe for a birthday celebration and a snowy hike in the Desolation Wilderness.  Whew. What a long week!  Now we've come full circle all ready and we're back in Reno, NV for the Reno River Festival.  Here are photos of our mini road trip/vacation.

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