Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-03-2012, 07:12 AM   #15
Rivet Master
 
ZoominC6's Avatar
 
2004 30' Classic Slideout
Colleyville , Texas
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,502
Ray,
Prior to my great hunting excursion into the Gila Wilderness, my pregnant wife and our young son visited the Cliff Dwellings. What a treat that was and you're correct, no towing a trailer up to that site! We camped and fished a lake above Silver City and I recall our camper was a little Datsun (now Nissan) pickup with a camper shell on the back. My PG bride and young son slept on a mattress inside the shell while I toughed it out by the campfire. I recall a couple in a wonderful RV (Holiday Rambler) invited me inside for a hot cup of Java early in the morning as they feared I was freezing to death near the burned down campfire. I was hooked on RVing from that point and possibly earlier as my father-in-law had sold his Bambi right after I met my future wife. He may have seen me coming, LOL. Those were the days. We had nothing and appreciated everything.
You've firmly planted the seed for a return visit to the Gila and those beautiful forest roads into the area as New Mexico turly is "The Land of Enchantment". If we see ya, we'll stop and share stories and a cup of Joe. Thanks Ray.
__________________

__________________
In dog years, I'm dead!
ZoominC6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2012, 09:34 AM   #16
Rivet Master
 
Gene's Avatar
 
2008 25' Safari FB SE
Grand Junction , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 10,840
There is a whole big section of wilderness and national forest west of the Rio Grande and east of the Arizona line. The Gila Wilderness is at the south end, north of Silver City, and only is part of the public lands. We haven't been there in a long time and will have to find time to visit again. It is SW of Albuquerque.

Gene
__________________

__________________
Gene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2012, 12:10 PM   #17
Rivet Master
 
Ray Eklund's Avatar

 
2014 25' International
2006 23' Safari SE
Currently Looking...
Boulder City , Nevada
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 2,367
Gila National Forest, New Mexico- 2012

Imagine that. After loading the trailer and truck. Checking the check list twice, maybe even three times. I left my Brunton compass on my desk at home and never, forget my compass...

Again the $1.00 compass you hang onto your button hole, or zipper was with us. Luckily, the wife always has the GPS watch which was a hike saver into the back country. But, after leaving my compass of forty years at home on an important back country rock hunting trip, it forced me to do something.

I bought a second Brunton compass that stays with the tow vehicle at all times.

Technology is great when it is running, working or not needed. But a compass, as simple as it was, helped the Vikings navigate to North America. I just do not want to be LOST. You might see yourself as the ultimate scout in the back woods, but I learned my lesson years ago that no matter how good you think you might be, finding your way back, it will fail one day. For the want of such a simple device...
__________________
Ray Eklund is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2015, 05:12 PM   #18
Rivet Master
 
Ray Eklund's Avatar

 
2014 25' International
2006 23' Safari SE
Currently Looking...
Boulder City , Nevada
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 2,367
2012 Gila Wilderness Thread New Mexico

This would accompany the latest Thread on the Rock Hunting trip. I did not see any photographs, so that Thread could be lost on the website.
__________________
Human Bean
Ray Eklund is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2015, 05:19 PM   #19
Rivet Master
 
Ray Eklund's Avatar

 
2014 25' International
2006 23' Safari SE
Currently Looking...
Boulder City , Nevada
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 2,367
2012 Gila Wilderness Survivor... NM

I want to make this perfectly... clear.

I am not working for the New Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Forest Service or being offered a Double Cheeseburger and Fries to mention, promote, say nice things or anything else that has any value over 1/10th of a cent. Much like a coupon with no value, these New Mexico Threads are offered to those who still are wondering if New Mexico and Old Mexico might be the same place.

Somewhere are some photographs. I tried to find them of the camp site. If not, I have a pretty good imagination.
__________________

__________________
Human Bean
Ray Eklund is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pendleton National park blankets danlehosky Airstream Lifestyle 17 06-20-2012 12:34 AM
Lost pc (#2221) on Reese trunnion bar Denbear Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 1 03-26-2012 09:30 PM
Lost Screen on hot water tank? stowaways On The Road... 1 03-18-2012 09:01 PM
1957 Calif. Airstream Overlander. 1/434 Elvis, Rock & Roll & The National Parks eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 03-15-2012 11:10 PM
From Los Angeles to Zion National Park CaliSurfBum On The Road... 14 03-13-2012 02:00 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.