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I am leaving Flagstaff in a couple hours on my bicycle tour to southern Arizona. I am first heading east on I-40 to Winslow and Holbrook, with stopovers at places like Canyon Diablo, the Meteor Crater, the Little Colorado and Clear Creek. At Holbrook I will be turning south on Hwy 77 to Snowflake where I plan to hike Silver Creek, a 100 foot deep narrow canyon that flows back up into the Little Colorado. Then back on my bike to Taylor and Show Low, AZ where I have a friend.
After Show Low I will go east to Springerville, south to Clifton, down to I-10 and then to Tombstone. I am hoping to find winter work in Tombstone.
In the spring I plan to ride west to the southern Colorado River then north along it to Boulder Dam, then back east to Havasupai and the Grand canyons south rim, then to Cameron and then north to Utah and Wyoming.
This bicycle tour will be my first since 2006 when I biked 1000 miles from the Arctic Ocean at Prudoe Bay Alaska to Homer Spit on the north Pacific Ocean south of Anchorage. That took me 30 days, it rained every other day and the days it didnt rain the bugs ate me all the time I was'nt pedaling.
I should make my first trip report on Monday or Tuesday in Winslow AZ about 80 miles east of where I am starting this afternoon. Today I hope to make it to Diable Canyon. (Look it and the Meteor Canyon up on the internet. Both are very interesting places!