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Jordan Hot Springs - GilaSouthwest, NM
Southwest, NM
Backpack avatar Apr 14 2018
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Backpack16.00 Miles 850 AEG
Backpack16.00 Miles2 Days         
850 ft AEG
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It was a wonderful weekend to return to Jordan Hot Springs. My last trip was in 2014 and its still one of the most magical backcountry destinations I know of. Unfortunately, the word is out about this spot. While it was always fairly popular, locals tell me now that its not at all unusual to see 40-50 people camped around the spring on weekends. This weekend a weird weather front probably kept numbers down and I only counted 25. Still WAY more than I'm used to. The spring is also on one of the spurs of the Continental Divide Trail, so through-hikers are also making it a standard stop. This may be a place that needs a permit system if things don't change. The camping impact around the spring is intense

We had a good time - maybe a little TOO good, as I think I had 1 too many cocktails in the hot spring and ended up making good friends with folks in a way that sober Wendy probably wouldn't have done. Still - the whole point was to cut loose a bit since I wasn't in charge for a change. Just enjoying a wonderful trip in the woods with good friends.

The first night we camped at the National Monument was really cold - but the next day and evening were quite pleasant. The family we camped with (Zach, Stephanie and Milo) voted to hike out via Little Bear - we continued on along the Middle Fork back to the Visitor Center. Once we passed the Little Bear turnoff, the trail went back to being indistinct and overgrown - I guess most people aren't doing the lolly-pop loop anymore.

Its also amazing to see the canyon returning from the flooding and burning of 6 years ago. M
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