U.S. 360 Tour I – Origins in the Texas Hill Country

A Purpose-Driven Journey Around the American Perimeter

US 360 Tour I - Final SlideTable of Contents

Introduction
My Eventual Destination
Rationale for the Journey
My Immediate Destination – West out of the Texas Hill Country
Final Preparations (and a few life changes)

The Tour
Texas
Day 1 – Austin TX to Blanco TX:
*** Off to a Red-Letter Start ***

Day 2 – Blanco TX to Kerrville TX:
*** Rain, Hills and Green ***

Day 3 – Kerrville TX to Vanderpool TX:
*** Pretty Legs, Pretty Scenery, Pretty Big Hills ***

Day 4 – Vanderpool TX to Montell TX:
*** Gear Ratios Are Now Important To Me ***

Day 5 – Montell TX to Del Rio TX:
*** Cowboy Compliment And The Trans-Pecos Region ***

Day 6 – Del Rio TX to Seminole Canyon State Historic Park TX:
*** U.S. Border Patrol and Indian Paintings ***

Day 7 – Seminole Canyon State Historic Park TX to Sanderson TX:
*** Big Country and Babies Crying ***

Day 8 – Day Off in Marathon TX:
*** Extreme Weather in an Extreme Place ***

Day 9 – Marathon TX to Davis Mountains State Park TX:
*** “Is this Heaven …. No, It’s the Davis Mountains” ***

Day 10 – Davis Mountains State Park TX to McDonald Observatory TX:
*** Sherpa Tryout ***

Day 11 – McDonald Observatory TX to Van Horn TX:
*** Good Tailwinds = Good Day ***

Day 12 – Van Horn TX to Fort Hancock TX:
*** The Who, and Jackrabbit Racing ***

Day 13 – Fort Hancock TX to El Paso TX:
*** Pecan Orchards and Patriotism ***

New Mexico
Day 14 – El Paso TX to Leasburg Dam State Park NM:
*** “I love the smell of onions in the morning … Smells like … Victory” ***

Day 15 – Leasburg Dam State Park NM to Caballo Lake State Park NM:
*** Hatch Green Chile’s and Man’s Best Friend ***

Day 16 – Caballo Lake State Park NM to Kingston NM:
*** Climbs, Wind, and Character ***

Day 17 – Kingston NM to Silver City NM:
*** 8228 ***

Day 18 – Silver City NM to Buckhorn NM:
*** Mothers and Divides ***

Arizona
Day 19 – Buckhorn NM to Three Way AZ:
*** Beauty in Simplicity ***

Day 20 – Three Way AZ to Safford AZ:
*** Copper Country ***

Day 21 – Safford AZ to San Carlos (Apache Gold) AZ:
*** Apaches and Angels ***

Day 22 – San Carlos (Apache Gold) AZ to Superior AZ:
*** The Stuff of Legends ***

Day 23 – Superior AZ to Tempe AZ:
*** Gliding, My Niece, and a Girl ***

Epilogue
Final Thoughts and Abraham Maslow

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