Good dog!

Thursday, February 2, 2012 – Behind Dos Griegos II and into Pinos Altos Estates

The only thing better than taking 2 dogs on a hike, is taking 3!

When a young visiting dog needs to stretch her legs and two old dogs don’t/won’t play, it’s time for hike #38. Our guest, the lovely Orfa, is visiting for a few days while her parents hit a Chili cook-off in Miami. So the five of us head off from the house towards the path that winds around Dos Griegos II and into the Pinos Altos Estates Sub-division. It’s all north of Silver City.

It’s a chilly, windy day so I’m glad we wore layers, gloves and ear muffs. We originally were heading towards Cleveland Mine Road. I planned to show Frank the Mine remains and reclamation area. When we got to a “T” in the trail, we decided to head upwards and check out the Pinos Altos subdivision instead. The mine will wait until another day.

The dogs behaved magnificently, staying nearby and coming when called. Orfa was a show-off when she went into a culvert and came out the other side. My dogs looked into the culvert and backed off.

I also decided it’s time to check the GPS for accuracy since we both felt like we walked further than it showed. May be time to read a manual……………………..


The Happy Hikers

1.90 miles / 2:15 hours

38 down / 62 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 February 2, 2012, in Challenge, Gila National Forest, Hiking, New Mexico, Outdoor Activities, Southwest and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Awe! So jealous! I’m enjoying reading about your hikes!!

  2. Lynn and Julian

    Aaahhh… Our little Orfa! It’s so nice to see her out enjoying herself at Camp Ferrara!!

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