The Gila trail

the Texas Argonauts and the California gold rush. by Benjamin Butler Harris

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press in Norman

Written in English
Published: Pages: 175 Downloads: 854
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  • Overland journeys to the Pacific.,
  • California -- Gold discoveries.
  • Edition Notes

    StatementEdited and annotated by Richard H. Dillon.
    SeriesThe American exploration and travel series -- [31], American exploration and travel series -- v. 31.
    LC ClassificationsF865 .H177
    The Physical Object
    Pagination175 p.
    Number of Pages175
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14291721M
    LC Control Number60013476

Come stay at the gates to the Gila National Forest, 2 miles from the Continental Divide Trail, in New Mexico's high desert.. There are views of the surrounding hills, including Burro Mountain in the Gila Forest. The Gila Cliff Dwellings are an hr drive and there are several hot springs are located along the Gila River, on the way. The Gila Cliff Dwellings are a brief detour from the trail following Doc Campbell's Post (technically a detour off a detour/alternate), and are definitely worth a visit. Little Bear Canyon in the Middle Fork of the Gila River One of the few hot springs on the map that we actually found and/or had any water (and of course there were a bunch of. Chuckwagon Trail Western Series, Book 3 By: William W. Johnstone, J.A. Johnstone - contributor On the banks of the Gila, their lives all come together - in love and in war - as the great river carries them forward toward an uncertain future. © Books In Motion (P) Books In Motion. More from the same. Gila is thought to be derived from a Yuma Indian word meaning “running water which is salty.” So, it’s no wonder the Gila National Forest is a great place to fish! Whether you choose to cast your line in a lake, pond, river, or stream, you’re sure to enjoy your afternoon outdoors.

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Search Wilderness Connect For Practitioners Search Wilderness Connect For Practitioners. Day Hiking in the Gila National Forest, Gila Wilderness, and on Other Nearby Public Land The Gila National Forest in Southwest New Mexico is a hiker's paradise, comprising some million acres of pristine landscape consisting of soaring mountains rising to 11, feet, 1,foot-deep canyons, and High Chihuahauan Desert mesas and upland grasslands.

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the Old Gila Trail. To metropolitan Phoenix, where Scottsdale’s Guidon Books offers a treasure of Western history books. And where the Arizona Capitol Museum’s “Arizona Takes Shape” exhibition traces the Arizona history from the territory’s creation in to statehood in   Here, published for the first time, are Harris's colorful reminiscences of his experiences on the Gila Trail and in the Mother Lode mining camps in Harris was intelligent, observant, and gifted with a sense of humor, and his account of the trail and the feverish activities of the early mining camps makes first-rate reading for all /5(6).

The Southern Emigrant Trail should not be confused with the Applegate Trail, which is part of the Northern Emigrant Trails. Southern Emigrant Trail, also known as the Gila Trail, the Kearny Trail, Southern Trail and the Butterfield Stage Trail, was a major land route for immigration into California from the eastern United States that followed the Santa Fe Trail to New Mexico.

Travelers on the Gila Trail by Milo M. Quaife, Chicago: Lakeside Press, Paperback ed., New York, Contains good description of areas explored, including Gila River, during Expedition of went all the way to California.

Pattie, a fur trader, did not keep a diary, and dictated Narra-tive from memory. Lee "The Gila Trail The Texas Argonauts and the California Gold Rush" por Richard Dillon disponible en Rakuten Kobo. The Texas Argonauts were on the march west as early as January, —a remarkable circumstance 3/5.

New trail has recently been built around the I area; there is no tread around the Gila River, or north of Flagstaff; the Mazatzals have been severely burned which makes hiking and camping a major challenge, and the book fails to mention this.

The water information in the book leaves much to be s: 8. Trail Mileages – Gila Wilderness. Updated monthly, Trail Cleared Maps can be viewed The Gila trail book hardcopy at: Gila Hike and Bike Silver City (Murray Ryan) Visitor Center Silver City Ranger Station Gila Center up near the Gila Cliff Dwellings; The Falcon Guide: Hiking New Mexico’s Gila Wilderness was just released in This book is an excellent.

Continue NW, passing side trail to EE Canyon. Small wild grapes grow in moist nooks along the West Fork of the Gila River. GLT Location: This day is what thru-hiking the CDT is all about.

I hiked the Walnut Creek alternative route which took me a mile through town, a 6 mile asphalt road walk followed by 3 plus miles on a good dirt road. That put me on the Gila alternative trail which was a fabulous trek through pine.

The trails converged at the Pima Villages on the Gila River, then traversed the flood plain of the Gila River in a westerly direction to its confluence with the Colorado River at Yuma Crossing.

This braided trail complex became nationally important in midth century when the Mexican War and subsequent gold discoveries in The Gila trail book set off.

The alternate through the Gila is one of the most popular alternates along the CDT, for obvious reasons. Multiple river crossings per mile can be both fun and refreshing, plus there are hot springs and the Gila Cliff Dwellings. Resupply is much simpler on this alternate, as you walk past Doc Campbell’s post right along the route.

The book is divided into 2 parts. First are his trail experiences from Nacogdoches in east Texas, past the Guadalupe Mountains to El Paso, then down into Mexico and up into California.

Traveling by saddle horse and pack mule, this portion of the book is an excellent narrative, full of Apache encounters, Mexican standoffs, thirst, hunger and Reviews: 5. In his book Destiny Road: The Gila Trail and the Opening of the Southwest, Odie B.

Faulk explains it this way: The maps did not appear in print in time to be of service to the first major horde of pilgrims to use this overland route, the gold-seekers of Forty-Nine.

While Cooke’s Wagon Road was influencing the final boundary between the United. Read "The Gila Trail The Texas Argonauts and the California Gold Rush" by Richard Dillon available from Rakuten Kobo.

The Texas Argonauts were on the march west as early as January, —a remarkable circumstance 3/5. The Gila Trail: The Texas Argonauts and the California Gold Rush About 4 P.

[August 17] in line parallel and three-quarters of a mile to the right [in today’s Anza Borrega Desert State Park], we beheld what appeared to be three or four hundred mounted and.

The Gila Wilderness was the first official wilderness area of the United States and at about square miles is one of the largest. It's also one of the most diverse with terrain from semi-desert at 4, feet up to sub-alpine spruce, fir, and aspen forest at a top of 10, feet.

The Gila Wilderness is the oldest wilderness area in The United States, and Jordan Hot Springs rests right in the heart of Canyon of the Middle Fork of the Gila River, along a stretch of the Continental Divide Trail and some 7 miles from the neare.

The trailhead, which starts up the north side of the broad river bottom, is one of the most popular entry points into the Gila Wilderness, but most people head to the cliff dwellings and hikers quickly disperse on the multitude of trail options.

This trail and others can easily be followed 30 miles or more without hitting another road. Contact Us. James Mater, owner and operator Wild Horse Road PO Glenwood, NM [email protected] | Book now. Book Procedures for Bear & Lion Hunts. Bear & Mountain Lion hunts are on a quota system, first come, first serve.

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After tackling miles on the Colorado Trail this past summer, it’s been an awfully sedentary fall for the two of us, and we’ve been itching to hit the trail again and taste the freedom of the outdoors. With a week off over Thanksgiving, we were looking for a backpacking destination in the US that would offer a challenging multiday experience and still be warm.

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Other books in the series. Josiah Wolfe, Texas Ranger (6 books) Books by Larry D. Sweazy. More /5(6). Exploring the Gila Wilderness has been a magical experience for me and my crew now over 25 years. Unbounded vistas, spectacular canyon scenery, unique destinations, and ancient Indian Cliff Dwellings makes the Gila one of the most interesting horseback rides in America.

I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to guide riding guests to their best horseback vacation ever. Backpacking The Gila Wilderness – A 55 Mile Loop. At around 55 miles in length, the Gila Wilderness Loop provides a remarkable trail through one of the largest wilderness areas in America.

The hike traverses both the West Fork of the Gila River as well as the Middle Fork of the Gila. The trail system in the remote expanses of the Gila Wilderness allows access to its free-flowing river, varied landscape, stunning cliffs & old-growth ponderosa forest Looking for * restoration * inspiration * adventure * in the Gila Wilderness: plan wisely with Trail Information.

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When the Little Bear Canyon trail meets the Middle Fork of the Gila River, follow the river upstream for miles/15 crossings. The spring is on the right (northeast) side of the canyon away from the river, just beyond and above a marshy, grassy area with obvious seepage.

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Departing the trail in Carbondale, we pedal into the White River National Forest along the Crystal River and soon find ourselves climbing a 3-mile Cat 2 climb up to McClure Pass.

The pass tops out at over 8,feet in altitude and from here we enjoy a nearly mile run into Paonia, Colorado passing the Paonia Reservoir along the way.

Destiny Road: The Gila Trail and the Opening of the Southwest by Odie B. Faulk and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Gila. The Gila trail is a delightful hiking feature on Snow Canyon State Park’s eastern boundary. With one short exception, the entire trail is in the park’s no-fee area, meaning that visitors are not required to have a park permit or season-long pass.

As with all park trails, no off-trail .Gila National Forest, Silver City: Hours, Address, Gila National Forest Reviews: 5/5. there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected.

Please choose a different date. The cliff dwelling trail was beyond us at this age but only a few years ago we managed it and it is a treasure of our country's history.5/ TripAdvisor reviews.