Day Seventeen | March 16, 2021
Fort Davis, TX to Marathon, TX
With a short day of 54 miles, we started at 10 a.m. We rode mostly SE, as you can see and the winds were SSW, so we mostly had the wind hitting us at our right shoulder. We have had gale strength winds every day of this trip so far!!!! Apparently spring winds are normal, but wind advisories are not normal.
Twenty-four miles down the road, we came to the town of Alpine. It was fascinating! There are over 40 murals in this small town and it is the home to Sul Ross State University.
McDonald Observatory is north of Fort Davis and Big Bend National Park is south of Marathon. There are many tourists in the area because this is spring break for Texas schools. The Gage Hotel is just lovely.