[Cdt-l] Map change - Gila River route

BCSS bcss at bresnan.net
Wed Apr 15 08:44:59 CDT 2015

For you NOBO hikers taking the Gila route, there is a small map change that might be of interest. This is at Guthook Mile 82.0 (SOBO 23.5) which is BC waypoint G-0820XX.  Instead of leaving the canyon and bushwhacking up the steep, rocky hillside, continue on for about 1/4 mile to a small pond. This is identified on BC map 11G 79.0-85.5 as Gail Tank. I was there yesterday and there is a strong flow of decent water coming out of the pond. Cross the dam and turn sharply left and uphill to G-082RR where the trail follows FS road 652 and carry on as usual.  Once on the road it is dry for a while so this might be a good place to camel up and fill bottles. There is a well defined animal path leading up, (complete with a herd of elk yesterday) and it's much easier than the current alignment. I walked all over it and collected a GPS track, and this will be shown on future Guthook and Bearcreek maps.  


best wishes,
Jerry Brown
Bear Creek Survey Service, LLC
3065 East 2nd Avenue
Durango, CO 81301
bcss at bresnan.net
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