Southern Tier: Phoenix, AZ to Silver City, NM

After saying goodbye to my gracious hosts D&D, I join Scottsdale commuters down Hayden Rd towards Tempe. Soon a nice bike trail appears on my right, which Diane had pointed out to me earlier. Named Indian Bend Wash, the trail follows a river bank and goes through lush golf pastures and ponds with american coots. I exchange good-mornings with a few joggers and dog walkers. The bridge to Tempe crosses the Salt River, which breathes life to this area and beyond.

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