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Hiking the Catwalk

Whitewater Canyon was once home to a lumber operation, and water was needed to generate power for the mill.  Thus in 1893 was born “The Catwalk,” a narrow wooden walkway suspended from metal anchors and supports driven into the sheer walls lining the canyon.  323 more words


The Road from Silver City to the Catwalk

Starting from Silver City and heading west and then north along U.S. 180 one can reach the Catwalk Recreation Area in about an hour and fifteen minutes.  519 more words


The Chloride-Lookout Loop

We started this little Black Range overnighter in Chloride, an old mining town that sits 36 miles west of Truth or Consequences, NM. I’d say it’s a ghost town, but people seem to live there, and there’s a restaurant, so I guess the ghosts don’t go hungry. 445 more words

Bike Touring

Fixing the Inside with the Outside

I had no intention of going hunting with Robin Hood last weekend, but circumstances changed and there we were, driving towards the Gila National Forest on Friday night. 383 more words


Essence of All Things

“Then I was standing on the highest mountain of them all, and round about beneath me was the whole hoop of the world.  And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being.” ~Black Elk, … 16 more words


Hikes in Gila National Forest, the Gila Cliff Dwellings, and the Old Mining Town of Pinos Altos

After leaving Las Cruces we began heading west on a roundabout route back to Utah. Our first stop was for a few days hiking in Gila National Forest, a visit to the Gila Cliff Dwellings, and stop in the really neat 19th century mining town of Pinos Altos. 161 more words


Gila Wilderness

The next morning we were up early to eat and pack up the car so we could do a long day hike in the Gila Wilderness. 726 more words