Hike #83 – Georgetown Town Site and surrounding area

A.K.A. The Stop and Start Hike

High humidity and low temperatures (both were around 66) greeted us this morning as we set out for Georgetown Rd once more.  I wanted to check out the old town site and so we parked past the cemetery where we thought the site might be.  First we took the road to the left, but it only went up a few hundred yards. We checked out some old mine holes and then back to the car where we took the road to the right (is there a political witism in there somewhere???) Again, the road ended pretty quickly so we went back to the car and drove to another spot. At the next spot we had the same problem – short roads for girls looking for long strolls. After checking out more mine holes and a few building foundations, we again got into the car and headed to the cemetery where there was a side road that I remembered having length. Third time we debarked and headed out; we took a side trail that was nothing more than a forest cul-de-sac. Back to the road and we continued on the road for the duration of our walk. Jeesh!

We were lucky to have good company, interesting vistas and mine remnants to keep us from getting frustrated.

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3.82 miles /2.0 hours

83 down /17 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 July 29, 2012, in Challenge, Gila National Forest, Hike, Hiking, Nature, New Mexico, Outdoor Activities, Outdoors, Silver City, Southwest and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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