On Thursday, July 28 we left Tucson heading East for our NPS Centennial Road Trip - Summer 2016. On August 25, 2016 the National Park Service will celebrate 100 years of preserving America's unique treasures from natural to cultural sites. On Saturday, August 20 we'll be in Philadelphia for the National Park Travelers Club annual meeting. In the meantime we'll meander our way there taking in the sites and enjoying our hobbies; camping, collecting NPS passport stamps, postal cancellations, letterboxing, photography, smashed pennies, Quest Scouts' activities, wildlife viewing and yes, Pokemon Go.
Instead of doing a day by day Field Trip Report I will give 'Hot Spot' reports. Reports will be sporadic and not continuous, but will highlight 'hot spots' along our way. In the meantime, I am regularly posting to Instagram account - SrJrRanger.
On our first day we headed east on I-10 then north through Silver City, NM. We stopped at the Silver City Visitor Center for a new passport stamp for the Continental Divide Trail National Scenic Trail.
We continued up to the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument following the twisty, turny road. The hummingbirds were thick around the feeders. I could sit and watch them for hours.
Great start to our cross-country trip!