Friday, January 27, 2012 – Bear Mountain Rd, Pinos Altos

Pinos Altos Fire Station – our starting point.


Frank was up for a hike, so we drove to the Pinos Altos Fire Department and walked north into the pine forest from there. Since he’s still a tenderfoot, we wanted to stay on roads and Bear Mountain Rd. is a good, nearby option. We quickly ran into someone Frank knows from Search and Rescue, Steve and his wife Sue (plus 2 white dogs). They told us of a trail that heads off from the road and is not as steep as the main road. They went ahead and we checked out a nearby side trail – to let them get a few minutes ahead of us.

A reminder that we're in the wilderness


This turned out to be a great opportunity for Frank to practice his tracking skills. We ‘followed’ them along the trail and through a lovely pine forest and past a few creeks for the dogs. Afterward we meandered through some of the side streets of Pinos Altos. It’s a neat little community with old, cool and/or funky sights.

Frank on the trail



A Mexican lunch finished an enjoyable morning out with Team Ferrara.

3.47 miles / 2:10 hours

36 down / 64 to go






It's a long time since this Jersey girl has seen moss on a trail!




A little mountain stream is a good spot for a break!








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 January 27, 2012, in Challenge, Gila National Forest, Hiking, New Mexico, Outdoor Activities, Southwest and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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