theBreeze said:I've ridden the west ascent from Silver City. It's a great ride. The east ascent is obviously the harder one. How loaded down will you be? In touring circles Emory Pass is fairly notorious. Gear down and take it slow and you will fine.
Just watch for Semi's! There are still a lot of bold truckers and locals from the Mimbres Valley hauling long trailers through there on occasion.go do it said:thanks
i won't be loaded at all except for water and a credit card
i will be going west from silver city
the decent into hillsboro should be fun
have you done the crest road in albuquerque?
how does it compair to emory pass?
Hurley is actually about 8 miles to the south from the Hanover overlook. :smilewinkgrin: The site of one of the biggest open pit mines in the world is definitely in the eye of the beholder.theBreeze said:From Silver City there is some climbing to the Hurley Overlook, ugly copper mine view. Amazing in a horrifying kind of way.
I don't recall being overly worried about traffic. It's not a highly traveld route in the spring. Leave SC early in the morning and you should be just fine.