Percha Creek Canyon

(nr Hillsboro NM)
After leaving the Gila Mountains, and descending from Emory Pass, I drove through Percha Creek Canyon. Some impressive rock formations required several stops to take photos.

Percha Creek Canyon

Some say a rock is a rock; after a while they all look the same. But to me, the shapes, textures, colors, patterns, size and surrounding elements make them unique. Thus, I always find them interesting.

Cliff Area
Cliff and Cholla Cactus

During the springtime or in the summer rainy season, there would be lots of water flowing in the creek. However, much of the year, it’s mostly dry like in these pictures.

Rugged Cliff
Steep Cliff Next to Percha Creek

I had spent a couple of nights camped high in the mountains at about 7,225ft to escape the heat. But, as usual, I couldn’t stay put for long.

Camp: Gila NF-Iron Creek CG drycamp
Scene: Canyon, cliffs, creek

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7 Responses to Percha Creek Canyon

  1. Nancy Siddens August 1, 2019 at 1:11 pm #

    A rock is a rock!

    • Pleinguy August 1, 2019 at 5:09 pm #

      As I said…😉

  2. Barney Ward August 1, 2019 at 1:24 pm #

    I bet that is wild viewing in the spring flower explosion. Thanks for the report.

    • Pleinguy August 1, 2019 at 5:10 pm #

      Never thought about that; but, you could be right.

  3. Barney Ward August 1, 2019 at 7:29 pm #

    I guess I ought to be there this spring and see for myself! Hmm now that is a good idea.

  4. Bradford D Harris August 4, 2019 at 9:25 am #

    I enjoy seeing the rocks. We have plenty of them in Iowa. It’s intriguing to me to ponder how they were formed, what they are made of, critters that inhabit crevices. Keep posting the rock pics. We enjoy them! — VT

    • Pleinguy August 4, 2019 at 10:17 am #

      Surmise the formations are the result of weathering and landslides. You can be sure I’ll be sharing more rocks, as they are some of my favorite things.

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