|Morgan Creek Road|
|Mud Spring Mountain|
It was a pretty warm still and the creeks were already drying out that year,so we were having to ration water between ourselves and our dogs, luckily the springs that supply tiny Marshall Creek were flowing on that hot, late summer day. The drive here from Las Cruces is at least three and a half hours. FS 157( the northern half of this road starts near Chloride, the discontinuous southern half starts near Kingston) may not be suitable for some vehicles and/or trailers. We still were using a camper top with a large tent attached to it at the time, and although I've brought our little trailer to nearby Circle Seven Creek( check out October '07 blog), I'm reluctant to try and get it to Morgan Creek.IMPORTANT NOTE: Parts of these hikes may be within the Silver Fire burn area (June, 2013) .