I have wanted to get down to the Barranca del Cobre for quite a while. A window finally opened up and I decided to leave right after Easter, yet get home for Mother's Day. Originally, I tried to see if anyone else wanted to go, but when there were not any takers I decided to go it alone. The trip down to the border was not terribly exciting. I left Monday late morning and made it to Las Vegas, NM where I camped at Storrie Lake State Park. Not a bad place really. The next day, I wanted to get close to the border and aimed for Deming, NM. The worst part of the day was the WIND. It was terrible, blowing at up to 40mph, mostly headon. I did almost 380 miles that day and it never seemed to give up. At one point, it dropped my mpg into the 20s on my DR650(which normally gets 50 or better). Between Hatch, NM and Deming, NM it was blowing sand so much that the visibility dropped to less than 100 meters. It sucked. I ended up finding a nice campings spot at Rock Hound State Park, though. You can still see some of the sand whipping around back there.