Rockhound SPS - Davis Mountain SP: The flood irrigated Pecan orchards and small towns of the Messilla Valley south of Las Cruces were a welcome relief from the flat, treeless desert of the past days. Crossing back and forth over the dry river bed of the Rio Grande we entered Texas north of El Paso and returned to the I-10 to bypass the border city. We paralleled the US-Mexico border as far as Esperanza  and continuing on the I-10 to Kent before heading south towards the mountains and a quiet, shaded campsite at Davis Mountain SP. 
Road signs back lit by the morning sun along Hwy 180 The town of Mesilla's historic district is a national historic landmark. San Miguel in the Mesilla Valley The broad fertile valley was a pleasant change from the days of traversing desert. The outskirts of El Paso By-passing El Paso Self sufficient on Hwy 118 Approaching the Sawtooth Mountains After a long day, only 12 more kms to camp! Contents
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Rockhound SPS - Davis Mountain SP: The flood irrigated Pecan orchards and small towns of the Messilla Valley south of Las Cruces were a welcome relief from the flat, treeless desert of the past days. Crossing back and forth over the dry river bed of the Rio Grande we entered Texas north of El Paso and returned to the I-10 to bypass the border city. We par- alleled the US-Mexico border as far as Esperanza  and continuing on the I-10 to Kent before heading south towards the mountains and a quiet, shaded campsite at Davis Mountain SP. 
Road signs back lit by the morning sun along Hwy 180 The town of Mesilla's historic district is a national historic landmark. San Miguel in the Mesilla Valley The broad fertile valley was a pleasant change from the days of traversing desert. The outskirts of El Paso By-passing El Paso Self sufficient on Hwy 118 Approaching the Sawtooth Mountains After a long day, only 12 more kms to camp!
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