After dispatching the creatures in the pass, the party hears a dull boom in the distance. It sounded like metal falling onto rocks. An ominous sound out here where they should be alone.
As they progress, they encounter the narrow bridge passing over an unnamed gorge in the emptiness between Clovis and the settlements out west. The bridge had been destroyed, leading the party to assume that Pura either knew that they were trailing her, or simply likes to break things. Maybe both, but it is unlikely that a girl, even a girl with a mind made of barbed wire, could wreck the bridge.
The party attempted a dangerous crossing using rope and seat belts scavenged from an abandoned car. Every inch gained was fraught with tension as the party members moved one at a time across the gap. Disaster finally struck when Ballmer took his turn, and slipped from the rope and fell nearly 100 feet onto the debris and rocks below. He would not respond to calls, and the setting sun did not allow enough light to reach him so the party could determine whether or not he was dead. The party then had no choice but to head to the nearest settlement for aid, as they did not have enough rope to reach him.