Annual Backpack to Turkey Creek Hot Springs in the Gila Wilderness
September 24-27, 2019
Starting out with a great lunch at La Paloma in Solomon. Photo by Curtiss
Old-school backpackers: Dave T., Curtiss, Ann H, Scott, Linda, Eb, Doug, ADL, me and Dennis
Setting out.Photo by Ann H
First crossing of the Gila.
All smiles.Photo by Curtiss
Eb's gear tree.Photo by Curtiss
Fall colors.Photo by Curtiss
Our very comfy and compendious campfire. Photo by Curtiss
Eb playing at his favorite venue.
Eb. Photo by Ann H
Curtiss and Eb. Photo by Ann H
A real man makes his own chopsticks. Curtiss and Scott. Photo by Ann H
The lower pools were in great shape. Photo by Curtiss
Upper pool: some assembly required.
These are the guys for the job (Doug, Curtiss and ADL)
When the sun angle was just right, we noticed these petroglyphs right next to the pool. Photo by Ann H
The reward for our hard work: the perfect soaking pool.
Instead of hacking our back back through the canyon, we decided to scramble straight up the cliff to the top of the ridge. It was one hell of a climb! Photo by Curtiss
We made it! Photo by Ann H
Jaw-dropping views from the top of the ridge between Turkey Creek and Skeleton Canyon.
My new look. Photo by Ann H
Linda and Doug relaxing at the confluence.
Heading home, all too soon as usual. Photo by Curtiss