Monday, August 24, 2009
Mimbres Mountain Pass View looking east
Becky was gracious to lead me on a journey, day trip to the National Monument at Gila Cliff Dwellings on a fork of the Gila River. On our way west, she talked about the old silver mining towns of Hillsboro and Kingston and the history of the ghost towns and art communities along the way. Our first stop, when I talked of my connection with sycamore trees, was the canyon of Animas Creek, when I found some of the big tree people (see next photo). Here, we stopped to look at from where we had come before our decent to the Mimbres River Valley and Silver City. We then took a woods road Ste 15 through the mountains going over the Continental Divide to the Valley of the Gila River. It is said the Geronimo, the Apache Warrior was born in the headwaters of this river, that goes west into the Colorado River system toward the Pacific. Pacific and Peace.