Posted by John Wallace III (18.104.22.168) on December 07, 2004 at 16:20:45:
Hello from the home of Smokey Bear. Back in 1950, Smokey (formerly "Hotfoot") was rescued from the forests here near Capitan. He was just a baby cub clinging to a tree before being rescued and becoming one of America's first advertisers. His slogan "Only you can prevent forest fires" and image are recognizable all across America if not world wide.
Only one more day of high elevation running and then it will be fairly low and flat the rest of the way. The next five days will be spent in Picacho, Roswell, Caprock, Tatum and finally Plains, TX. It will be the eighth state and third timezone.
I hope to upload the many new images in Roswell. It's been quite a long time and there are some great shots in there. Be sure to check back this weekend!