Plan A was the middle section of the canyon from the Lee TH down to the end of Pipeline Rd.
But oooh no Plan B instead! After arriving down at the Lee TH, I was surprised to see that for the first time in many years the beaver dam lakes were not wall to wall and the plan changed ..... we did the upper section up to the Red Knolls crossing (my first time up this section).
We headed up and I was very excited to see this stretch, I knew of a secret location revealed to me by a BLM friend years ago. It was a challenge at times going up this area with the many creek crossings and bushwhacking that took some thought to stay dry. By the last mile it became almost impossible to stay out of the numerous creek channels and we switched over to water footwear. Cold creek water with wet feet brought us up to the Red Knolls crossing. We rested here a bit with cups of hot coffee & sweets before continuing on up and out of the canyon. The hike back to complete the lasso loop was the long haul that took us well into the darkness. Preston's truck never looked so good to me at the end! This one wore me out, but what a great new section of Bonita explored. Gila Box is just simply amazing to me and it is always an awesome good time exploring with Mr Sands!
Bonita had good flow on this day.
The foliage colors looked great, not quite peak yet, but close.
We found the secret up high in a side canyon ..... it was old
No big wildlife spotted today, but I did get a good pic of a Unicorn
Thank You Preston for taking me, I do believe we will walk this road again one day!