Emery Pass 8,228 atop The Black Range Gila National Forest
View east from Emery Pass
Kathleen on The Middle Fork Trail
Cliff Dwellers inhabited these parts
The Middle Fork was both swift and mellow in places but mostly shallow - a low water year.
The river valley is always dynamic but becomes increasingly so
Ancient Sycamores rule
There are 6 river crossings per mile
This meadow is where I hoped to see elk, deer, bear and mountain lions!
There are nice campsites at The Middle Fork/Little Bear Canyon junction
View from Camp
The river runs through it
Jordan Hot Springs
7 river crossings per mile from Little Bear to Jordan Hot Springs but the water is cool and clean, the scenery - beautiful!
Some crafty soul constructed this camp chair
Girlfriends at Jordan. We met a couple from Woming there who packed in by mule and took this picture
The walls are immense
Entrance to Little Bear Canyon
Kathleen high up on Lilly Park Trail
We don't know what these birds are! Will be great place for birding when we grow up. Oh! Ruth says they are Sandpipers.
On the way out
Lunch Break at the mouth of The Middle Fork
Gila Cliff Dwellings
The history of the Cliff Dwellers is quite interesting. Check it out!