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23-24 Oklahoma

23-24 Oklahoma

  • Author: Stu Mittleman
  • Date Posted: Sep 28, 2013
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Day 21: 50 miles: New Mexico/Texas:
We started near Tucumcari on a totally cloudless morning. The terrain was gently rolling downhill. We entered the Central Time Zone. The Texas border was at 48 miles. We camped by the Texas border.

Route: I-40 East to Highway 54 East
 Day 22: 50 miles: Texas
Our 1st Texas morning was chilly and it was windy all day. There were nice wide shoulders. The plant life was flowering. There were seas of cattle on the ranches and the smell was horrible. The temperature was in the low 90’s. Stu saw a chiropractor and we camped in Dalhart, TX.
Route: Highway 54 East

 Day 23: 52.4 miles: Texas/Oklahoma:
The start was 62 degrees, but felt chillier because of the morning breeze on the Great Plains. We crossed into Oklahoma at 39 miles. We passed through Texhoma and camped north of there.
Route: Highway 54 East

Day 24: 51.5 miles: Oklahoma/Kansas:
The weather called for showers early in the day. The roads were long and straight with lots of steep hills. Stu ran on parallel dirt roads to stay away from traffic. In the afternoon there was a headwind. We crossed into Kansas, our 6th state, at 42 miles. The uphill and headwinds didn’t let up the rest of the day. We finished in Liberal, Kansas.
Route: Highway 54 East