Sunday, November 6, 2011 – Arrastra Site to CD Trail

Maybe it was the wine last night, or the cold air, or the time change, or a well disguised hard hike, but both Mary Ann and I had to stop and catch our breath several times on this hike.


It was a beautifulCD trek through pine trees and canyons, but a lot of up and down hilling.

On the CD Trail, north of Silver City.

We went part of the time on the  trail with cairns and part of the time on a dirt road. Cody was superb in obeying me when she started chasing a small javelina (which I was scared  would be defended by several large javelina!) and came back when called. We also saw a large black dog that Cody greeted enthusiastically, but again, came back when called. We never did see who that dog belonged to. After reading the map of where we were, I realize we were in an area that had several private land holdings, so the dog probably thinks the CD trail is its’ backyard (rightly so!).

As usual, we had great conversation, solving many of the problems of the world, and enjoyed a brisk fall morning on the trail.

Some stats – 2.86 miles, averaging 2.6 mph. time: 2.75 hours


Cody is sleeping at my feet – priceless.




11 down / 89 to go


About Gila Hiker

First I hiked 100 different trails in a year, now I write a monthly article in Desert Exposure about a local hike. Come on out to Silver City..... and bring your hiking gear!

Posted on November 6, 2011, in Gila National Forest, Hiking, New Mexico. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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