Into Ghost Ranch

Day 27

12 Miles into Ghost Ranch

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Woke up with storm clouds looming nearby. I set foot and felt like I was being chased by rain all morning. The weather couldn't dampen my spirits, I was on my way into Ghost Ranch and they reportedly have an all you can eat lunch! 

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I caught up with Maverick and Lodgepole by the visitors center by the highway. After a tricky bit of navigation around a 'nature trail' we hopped a fence and found our way.

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Crossing this rickety suspension bridge all at once probably wasn't the smartest idea. The boards felt like they were on their way out. 

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Lots of history here at Ghost Ranch — Before Georgia O'Keeffe put this place on the map it was reknown as the hiding place for some notorious cattle rustlers. Cowboys would bring their cattle to the water nearby marked by large cottonwood trees. There the rustlers would capture their horses, cows, and equipment then throw the men down a well. Locals eventually hung the rustlers from a tree outside this house. Some say the property is haunted. 

Ceiling of the Ghost House  

Ceiling of the Ghost House  

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I hung out in the not so haunted library and mooched the wifi and updated this here journal.