Uphill and excellent!
Sunday, January 29, 2012 – Mountains north of my house
Starting altitude: 6798 / Highest point reached: 7745 / Altitude change of 947 feet
What a wonderful day – I love to explore new places and be where I’ve never been before! Marianne took April and I (and Cisco too!), up to the north of our houses. We had a STEEP climb up through a trail onto a dirt road. Marianne gave us our options of possibly going left or right, we decided on left – but not until after we quickly explored to the right, where there is a mine that apparently is being actively worked. It wasn’t far and we snooped around and took a photo and off we went to the left – west.
This hike was certainly my hardest to date; there were several steep challenges! I am absolutely amazed at the differences in variety of the 37 hikes I’ve done so far – all within a few miles of home! From pine forest to desert landscape, riparian restoration sight, mines, rolling hills, snow-capped mountains, the list goes on and on! I’ve loved this area of the United States for about 12 years now. I feel deeply connected to it more than ever – really appreciating the rugged beauty of it.
5.01 miles / 3:00 hours
37 down / 63 to go
Posted on January 29, 2012, in Challenge, Gila National Forest, Hiking, New Mexico, Outdoor Activities, Southwest and tagged challenge, Gila, hike, hiking, New Mexico, Pinos Altos, Silver City. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.