It was really amazing when I got past Topeka, KS to see the landscape change so quickly and dramatically. It went from trees and green and urban to vast, uninhabited brown. It looks a lot like Colorado here. It was also amazing to see the sign “Denver – 500 miles.” I didn’t really think about how close I was. I’m thinking now that I’ll have to go through CO on my way south; maybe I’ll take I-25? South into Sante Fe.
Today is my last work day for Mactec. I’ll be finishing site KNZ184, and will head directly to FedEx to shed this calibration kit. It’s going to feel like a mansion in my van w/o that. The kit consists of 7 large pelican cases that consume my entire trunk area (and ~400lbs of weight capacity). I’m working on a map to post here that shows my route travelled so far, and my proposed route for the remainder of the trip. Stay tuned!