<div dir="ltr">By my count the river was crossed 210 times. Don't think about keeping your shoes dry or God forbid changing them at every crossing.</div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 1:43 AM, Doug Carlson <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:doug-sue@centurylink.net" target="_blank">doug-sue@centurylink.net</a>></span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><div lang="EN-US" link="blue" vlink="purple"><div><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1f497d">The Gila River is a whimp as far as rivers go.  There are no dangerous crossing.  Generally most depts are around knee high.  Of course you can wander into a few holes if you want, but the river is very doable.<u></u><u></u></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1f497d"><u></u> <u></u></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1f497d">I have been up the Gila River 2x now.  Once before the great flood, and once the first summer after the flood.  There were 2 spots the first year that gave me a challenge, but both those spots were gone the next year.  But overall, the Gila is a whimp.<u></u><u></u></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1f497d"><u></u> <u></u></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1f497d">I am trying to remember if I encountered any rain in that section- can't remember any.  Cowboy camping from CC to Lordsburg is ideal.  I did for the first time last year.<u></u><u></u></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1f497d"><u></u> <u></u></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1f497d">-Trew<u></u><u></u></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1f497d"><u></u> <u></u></span></p><div><div style="border:none;border-top:solid #b5c4df 1.0pt;padding:3.0pt 0in 0in 0in"><p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"">From:</span></b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif""> Cdt-l [mailto:<a href="mailto:cdt-l-bounces@backcountry.net" target="_blank">cdt-l-bounces@backcountry.net</a>] <b>On Behalf Of </b>b j<br><b>Sent:</b> Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:15 PM<br><b>To:</b> <a href="mailto:cdt-l@backcountry.net" target="_blank">cdt-l@backcountry.net</a><br><b>Subject:</b> [Cdt-l] Which Route N of Sliver City, NM?<u></u><u></u></span></p></div></div><p class="MsoNormal"><u></u> <u></u></p><div><div><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Helvetica","sans-serif";color:black">I'm poring over the maps and have a question about just N of Silver City.  The trail splits into at least two possibilities there.<u></u><u></u></span></p></div><div><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Helvetica","sans-serif";color:black">1) The Gila River Route that mostly goes up the Middle Gila River<u></u><u></u></span></p></div><div><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Helvetica","sans-serif";color:black">2) The CDTA 'Official' Route that goes East, then N then W to hook back up with the N portion of the Gila River Route<u></u><u></u></span></p></div><div><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Helvetica","sans-serif";color:black"><u></u> <u></u></span></p></div><div><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Helvetica","sans-serif";color:black">It sounds like the Gila River Route is recommended over the 'official' route, but only as long as the multitude of river crossings are safe enough (i.e. NOT a high flow year).<u></u><u></u></span></p></div><div><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Helvetica","sans-serif";color:black"><u></u> <u></u></span></p></div><div><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Helvetica","sans-serif";color:black">Here are a couple of questions for you wonderful folks:<u></u><u></u></span></p></div><div><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Helvetica","sans-serif";color:black">1) What are your perspectives on what route is better and why, and<u></u><u></u></span></p></div><div><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Helvetica","sans-serif";color:black">2) How and when do I find out how high a flow year it is for the Gila River and how would I find out if that route is passeable?<u></u><u></u></span></p></div><div><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Helvetica","sans-serif";color:black"><u></u> <u></u></span></p></div><div><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Helvetica","sans-serif";color:black">Thanks for your input!<u></u><u></u></span></p></div><div><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Helvetica","sans-serif";color:black"><u></u> <u></u></span></p></div><div><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Helvetica","sans-serif";color:black">-Porsche<u></u><u></u></span></p></div><div><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Helvetica","sans-serif";color:black"><u></u> <u></u></span></p></div></div></div></div><br>_______________________________________________<br>
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