Gila Colors

(nr Gila Hot Springs NM)
Drove up into the Gila National Forest and Wilderness in search of fall colors. It took a lot of looking around as most trees were of the evergreen variety. With perseverance, I did find a few golden specimens.

Gila Colors

Gila Colors – Roadside

Several stops along the side of the road were needed to get photos; the few cars that passed didn’t matter. Though, some scenes were impossible to capture because of no pullout spots.

Gila Colors

Another Roadside Scene

Gila Colors

A Walk in the Forest

Gila Colors

Near Camp

Not all colors were in the trees. Some eroded hillsides provided rich orange and yellow hues. And, the rabbit bush was flashing gold. The contrast with deep greens and purples made the colors sing.

Gila Colors

By a Trailhead

Gila Colors

Brilliant Orange Hillside

Gila Colors

By the River

My camping spot was above the Gila River facing impressive cliffs; and all alone. During an evening walk, deer and a bobcat were seen. The cat scurried out of the brush just ahead of me. I just love camps like that.

Camp: Gila NF-Forks CG drycamp
Scene: Fall colors, trees

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4 Responses to Gila Colors

  1. Barney Ward October 26, 2018 at 11:59 am #

    Another wonderful blog entry. Thank you.

    • Pleinguy October 26, 2018 at 12:01 pm #

      Appreciate the comment, Barney. Take care.

  2. Judie Ashford October 26, 2018 at 1:08 pm #

    We have been trying to get up to the Dwellings for three years – so far – no luck! Gila is a big draw as a bonus. Your pictures are very enticing!

    Virtual hugs,


    • Pleinguy October 26, 2018 at 1:16 pm #

      You should go. The dwellings are interesting, and the area is beautiful.

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