Gillard Hot Springs
April 10-11, 2010
This wasn't supposed to be wildflower-hunting expedition. Instead, it was a return trip to Gillard Hot Springs, one of my favorite natural areas, and a site I hadn't seen in five years. However, once we turned north toward Safford, we found rivers of wildflowers on either side of Route 191. As we climbed into the high country north of Safford, those rivers turned into cascades of wildflowers tumbling down the bare basalt slopes of the Black Hills.
Wildflowers on Route 191 south of Safford
Wildflowers on Route 191 north of Safford