The cliff dwellings were quite interesting. It’s one of the few sites they let you walk through the ruins, although, there are guides stationed strategically to keep an eye out for mischief. It was afternoon by the time I finished looking around so I decided to stay another night in Gila NF. As I drove the winding road through the wilderness, a wolf passed in front of me. I stopped in the middle of the road and watched him until he disappeared over a hill. Just before he vanished, he turned and looked at me for a few seconds. That was pretty cool!

The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail runs through the Gila Wilderness, and I spent part of the afternoon looking for it. I have hiked small sections of the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, North Country Trail, and the Arizona Trail. I wanted to add the CDT to my list, but after much searching, I couldn’t find where it crossed the road and gave up. 

I hope to get to White Sands NM tomorrow. I should find a cell signal for an update soon. Then it’s wherever I end up I guess. 

4 Responses to “12.5.10”

  1. Daryl says:

    Pretty cool about the wolf. I’ve never seen on in the wild.

  2. Dick says:

    The only one I ever saw was in Alaska. Sounds like you are having fun exploring.

  3. Mom says:

    Were some of Barbara Croy’s dogs full wolves, or just half?

  4. Don says:

    She had several that were full wolves.

    The movie “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” has some wolves in it and they did a bonus feature that talked about working with them. The ones they worked with were extremely domesticated. Kind of like big dogs.

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