Tuesday, November 8, 2011 – Bear Mountain Lodge – Old Windmill Trail

Happy birthday to my god daughter, Jaclyn Diane Long! I love you honey!

A new hiking buddy was added to the mix today and what an enjoyable hike it was! Helen and her dog Elsa joined Cody and I at the Bear Mountain Lodge hiking trails. We did the north side of their trails and enjoyed some up and down exercise through a few arroyos. Several nice long range views. Helen and I always have a wide variety of conversation and today was no different. I heard about her recent bicycling trip to Eastern Europe, we discussed religion and health and careers and several other interesting topics. A perfect morning with a chill in the air, a dusting of snow on the ground, and a blue-jean blue sky.

A dusting of snow never stopped this hiker!

Since I forgot to turn on the GPS, I’m guessing at the mileage:

Approx. 3 miles walked, 2 hours on the nose.

We hiked the Old Windmill Trail in both directions and then walked the dirt road from our cars to Bear Mountain Road and back.


12 down / 88 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 8, 2011, in Gila National Forest, Hiking, New Mexico. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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