From the Canadian Rockies through the Glacier NP, Yellowstone NP, South to Colorado's Rocky Mountain NP, then
through mostly western part of New Mexico extending through Mexico. Rivers to the east of it flow to Atlantic ocean.
Rivers to the west of it flow to Pacific ocean. e.g. Rio Grande flows to Gulf of Mexico. There is the Continental Divide
Scenic Trial that follows the Divide, but it is not feasible this time. The connection flight took off from Denver and landed
in Albuquerque, I took some aerial photos of the few snow-capped mountains, presumed to be the highest in many and
therefore the Divide mountains. On land, twice the Divide was approached. One is on Highway 96 from Ghost Ranch,
the other from Silver City to Pinos Altos. The climb from Rio Grande to Silver City through Gila National Forest, was a
lot of sharp turns with impressive scenery.
What looks like a 30 miles drive from Rio Grande to Silver City, actually took much longer. The winding road through
Gila National Forest offer lush green forest, much different from the desert before. Dark Ponderosa Pines give the tall
straight trunk, make nice timber.
Some exposed rocks
The Continental Divide
in the Southern New
Mexico is not
Snow-capped. Here at
Pinos Altos it coincides
with Hwy 15 for 6 miles
from Silver City.
The green sign on the
other side of the road,
is the mark for
shown in previous
The fire and rescue
building has a
traditional South West
look. The city hall looks
like an add-on to it.
Both are Charming.
As the mining industry
gone, lumber industry
seem to be thriving.
Aerial views and at Pinos Altos