Hike #72 – Cherry Creek – from Highway 15 towards Bear Creek
June 28, 2012
Lynn and I took Orfa in search of water on Cherry Creek. We entered it where the creek crosses below Highway 15 and heads SW towards Bear Creek. It’s a hike I’ve done before that is shaded, relatively flat (the knees were happy!) and usually has water in it. Orfa was disappointed to find very little water and what little puddles there were, Mom wouldn’t let her explore. What? You don’t want your dog drinking green scum? I don’t understand. (Yuck!)
We enjoyed catching up; we haven’t had a chance to talk in way too long! We also enjoyed walking through the woods, checking out interesting rock outcroppings and climbing a few boulders. At first the trail is well worn but as the creek narrows, the boulders close in, the plants overgrow where the empty spots used to be, and we climbed and bush wacked around a bunch of boulders for a while.
I guess Orfa will have to wait a week or two for monsoon season to begin to cool off in the water.
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1.3 miles /2.0 hours
72 down /28 to go
Posted on June 28, 2012, in Gila National Forest, Hike, Hiking, Nature, New Mexico, Outdoor Activities, Outdoors, Silver City, Southwest and tagged challenge, Gila, Gila Wilderness, hike, hiking, New Mexico, Pinos Altos, riparian, Silver City, Southwest. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.