Hike #99 – Trail 231 – Gila National Forest

09-26-12 – Up Sheep’s Corral Canyon Rd – 6.6 Miles

I enjoy hiking with Pamela; there’s always good conversation. We traveled up Highway 15, turned onto Sheep Corral Canyon Rd, and drove slowly since we were following a Forest Service track that was dragging a 4 wheeler behind it. About halfway up, we saw many Forest Service vehicles parked with horse trailers and equipment. After watching the Forest Service Calvary go off into the woods for parts unknown, Pamela and I parked at the sheep corral and hiked Trail #231, which is behind the corrals and partially hidden. This trail slowly drifts down into Goat Canyon and is pleasant and cool. We enjoyed the tall pines, various flowers, some interesting rock faces and wild strawberry plants. The hike involved climbing over a huge tree trunk and some up and down hills, but nothing too strenuous.

This area is worth exploring further; there were several off shoot trails from this one that looked interesting.

We ended the day watching a Wild Turkey Brigade march off into the field. Made me hungry…….

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3.33 Miles / 2.75 Hours

99 down/1 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 September 26, 2012, in Challenge, Gila National Forest, Hike, Hiking, Indian, Nature, New Mexico, Outdoor Activities, Outdoors, Silver City, Southwest and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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