Day 7 – Winslow to Springerville

Just past the one-fourth mark, with about 725 miles covered through the vast expanses of Southern California and Arizona.

The going has got tougher in the past couple of days through the mountains; being 5 years older than the last time I did a similar trip doesn’t help either!

Many thanks indeed to those who have donated to Cure Alzheimer’s and Climate Ride. I would love to respond directly to each and everyone. If you haven’t already donated, consider supporting these important causes!

My “climate breadcrumb” trail will re-appear when I have a slightly easier day. Meanwhile, you can catch up with the trail so far:

Climate Breadcrumb: San Diego

San Diego sits right on the US Mexico border…the intersection of the global North and global South, more and less “developed”. Tensions over the environment add to all the mess over migration, trade,…

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Climate Breadcrumb: Julian CA

These days California means wildfire. Every year we hear that they are getting fiercer, more deadly, larger, lasting longer. The region we rode through today was the scene of the second or third…

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Climate Breadcrumb: Blythe CA

Did you know it takes more than 800 gallons of water to grow the food you consume in ONE DAY? We just rode through Imperial County (El Centro to Blythe). It is very…

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Climate Breadcrumb: Wickenburg AZ

On our way out of Blythe California en route to Wickenburg, Arizona, on Saturday, we crossed the Colorado River. Strong enough to carve the Grand Canyon, but no longer strong enough to reach…

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Climate Breadcrumb: Maricopa County

Wickenburg is a small town (pop 7,500) on the very northern edge of Maricopa County, Arizona, the fourth largest county in the US, containing Phoenix. Maricopa County is therefore significant, e.g. for the…

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