road trip     

boot hill/dodge city, kansas

Santa Fe Trail tracks

One of the places where the swale cut by wagon trains traveling along the Santa Fe Trail are visible.

Santa Fe Trail

Wagons traveled two-by-two and wore a wide rut in the land that can still be seen. The highways we traeled from Dodge City to Santa Fe criss-crossed with the Santa Fe Trail and its South branch, the Cimarron Trail. It's not a lot, just a long swale visible in the photo running from left to right up the hill.



Yucca blossoms


Straggler Daisy

Red flower

To be identified.

Prickly Poppy

Leaves, buds and stems are covered with long, thin, sharp prickles.


Text and images copyright 2017 Thomas D'Alessio