That’s what I’m talking about!

Sunday, February 5, 2012 – Burro Mountains  FR 40890

 

Wow- the conversations that happen when 4 women get hiking together! And when you’re fired up talking, you tend to walk faster! I think politicians’ should have to hike together – I’m positively convinced that most problems could be solved during them – I know we certainly solved a lot of problems today!!

 

My new word: "Arroyoroad"

 

We went just under 5 miles in 2 hours and 20 minutes where in the previous hike I did less than 2 miles in 2 hours. Flat terrain is part of that but – whoa – these girls had me moving today! Now I can go enjoy the super bowl party without guilt! Go Giants!

 

A desert terrain

 

We drove out to Mangus Valley Rd, to Red Rock Road, to T Bar T (aka T-T) and parked near FR 40890. We walked the arroyoroad (is that a word?) and enjoyed a more desert-like terrain. Sandy, low brush and rocks. We were sure to bundle up since it was cold and windy! This is the northern part of the Burros Mountain, called the Little Burro Mountains.

 

Here is some info from Wikipedia: The Little Burro Mountains are only a 15 mi long range. It has a northwest by southeast ridgeline, and is attached to the Big Burro Mountains that trend in the same direction. The small valley between contains Mangas Valley Road which connects Oak Grove on State Road 90 with Mangas Springs which lies on the northeast perimeter of the Big Burro Mountains. Mangas Creek and its confluence with the lengthy Gila River that completely crosses Arizona is adjacent just northwest.

 

4.94 miles / 2:20 hours

39 down / 61 to go

 

 

 

 

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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 6, 2012, in Challenge, Gila National Forest, Hiking, New Mexico, Outdoor Activities, Southwest and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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