03-28-12 – A hike with views of a monastery – Silver City, New Mexico
I love the area north of Silver City, up Little Walnut Rd. I know several people who live in the area and always enjoy the pine trees and mountain views. Today, I thought it would be interesting to walk up Owen’s Rd – a road I had only been on one other time. There are several long range views including of the Monesterio de Nuestra Senora Santa Maria. Here is a link with a bit of information about the monastery. http://www.ourladyofguadalupemonastery.com
As we walked along, we encountered a monk on a bicycle, going for the mail. We also met a man on an ATV who asked us if we lived in the area. I suspect he was hinting that we shouldn’t be there, but he was pleasant enough and just asked us a few questions and moved on. I had heard that people in this area keep to themselves; we were sure to stay on the road and not intrude onto private property.
The hike was on a dirt road, as my companion is not in shape for trails. There was a variety of hills, but all in all, an easier hike. Cody enjoyed chasing a wide variety of deer. I kept seeing flashes of brown, and then a black-and-white blur, running across the road and then back again.
What can I say, the border collie loves herself some deer tail!
4.08 miles / 2.00 hours
49 down / 51 to go
Posted on March 29, 2012, in Challenge, Gila National Forest, Hiking, New Mexico, Outdoor Activities, Southwest and tagged challenge, Gila, hike, hiking, monastery, New Mexico, Silver City. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.