A blog about exploring the natural areas of New Mexico focusing on but not limited to Dona Ana, Luna, Otero, Sierra, Grant, Lincoln,Socorro and Catron counties.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Circle Seven Creek camping,earlier trips-Gila National Forest
North Seco Creek
We camped on Circle Seven Creek a couple of times before we got our little trailer, using the camper top with tent attached rig. The first time was in the late summer-early fall.We hiked on the Circle Seven trail(FT 106),but it was too hot, too open and our dogs were too wild to get very far. It would have helped if there had been water in the creek, but there was only one puddle. As it was, we made it a mile or so past the wilderness boundary. There are fantastic rock formations all around this area. I tried my hand at a watercolor depicting one group of them, but I'd really like to return and get some good photos.We also hiked down the road(FR 730) and explored the ruins of some old homesteads.A second time we went during spring break. There was still no water in Circle Seven,but both Morgan Creek and North Seco had plenty. We hiked all the way to the wilderness boundary on the Morgan Creek road/ trail( FR732 and FT 107). The springs at the base of Mud Spring Mountain were flowing. We washed up in and did a short hike along the very cold North Seco as well.