Mountain view

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Drove up a one-lane unmaintained gravel road today until I got to the 9,000 ft. pass. Beautiful. Here is one view, helped a great deal by a forest fire which ravaged the mountain four years ago. I drove the same road in my four-wheel-drive Ranger 10 years ago and was scared. Today, I was fine until I near the top and saw an abandoned back pack in the middle of the road with two two-way radios and the ground nearby. Oh, oh...the cartels are still on the move, I thought. I have no evidence. I drove past, pausing only to take photos of the stuff with my phone out the window. 

The above view is of the Hutch Valley. The state line between New Mexico and Arizona runs across the flat land nearer to the camera. The mountains in the distance are over 100 miles away.