Category: ghost towns

Cerro Gordo is not easy to reach.  If anything, traveling there was a good reminder of the compromises we make with our living situation and the potential shift in mobility that comes with any change.  The route to Cerro Gordo is 7 miles of rough road snaking sharply to the summit of Cerro Gordo Peak.  Woe betide any unwitting driver that comes across a car in the opposite direction because most stretches of the road are a single lane with a mountain wall to one side and a cliff at the other.  It is a route we never would have attempted with Dodgy I or even if Dodgy II had a top heavy camper.  It is Dodgy II's light truck bed shell and 4 wheel drive that makes the road feasible.