Shorter, both road and trail miles from the 4WD TH. YMMVBubba Suess wrote:Don't take this as critical, but I am curious about what advantage is gained by going in on Powerhouse Road rather than on the Catwalk.
Are you sure? My map's POI show Powerplant Road. Just like in my OP.By the way, a bit late, by my USGS map does identify the road as Powerhouse Road.
Are you sure? My map's POI show Powerplant Road. Just like in my OP.[/quote]By the way, a bit late, by my USGS map does identify the road as Powerhouse Road.
When I was at the 4WD TH, 6500', I could look NE and see some snow on the north face of what I believe is Skeleton Ridge, 8222'. Down maybe 500'. According to the Silver Creek Divide Snotel theirs no snow at 9000'.Bubba Suess wrote:Was there no snow at all in the Gila? None seemed visible in your pics. That really is low water.
That affectionate name must be for JB.Out here in California, Moonbeam has officially declared the drought is over. I had 11 feet come down at my house last week.
Was there no snow at all in the Gila?
For me a blessing. Whitewater Canyon is scary, some places only 50' wide and obvious by the rocks, part of the trail would be underwater during normal spring flows. Add to that the numerous deep crossings and I'd say take advantage of a rare opportunity for a spring adventure.jfrishmanIII wrote:Thanks for the update and pics! Damn, that's low water; I was there in October a couple years ago and there was way more flow than that. Wretched year for southern NM. I'm thinking about a Gila trip in May, but won't be at all surprised if the place is on fire. Fortunately, Utah makes a good plan B.
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