username
X
password
register
for free!
help
show related photosets
DESTINATION
Generic
1 Photoset

2021-07-05  
Luna Valley SF River, NM
mini location map2021-07-05
8 by photographer avatarchumley
photographer avatar
 
Luna Valley SF River, NM 
Luna Valley SF River, NM
 
Hiking avatar Jul 05 2021
chumley
Hiking4.82 Miles 428 AEG
Hiking4.82 Miles   2 Hrs   7 Mns   2.39 mph
428 ft AEG      6 Mns Break
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
With disappointing water flows in the creeks and drainages on our previous days' hikes, I decided to head for what must be the most reliable stream in the area ... the one called a river! I took B83 to B42 and continued to the end of FR 2026U south of the Luna Valley where I headed down a small drainage toward the river.

Would this river more accurately be termed a creek, brook, or stream? Argue amongst yourselves. :sweat:

This is a highly grazed area and I chased a skittish herd of cows downstream until they reached a barbed wire fence that crossed the valley. They watched nervously as I passed them by and they reversed their path to get farther away from me. From here there were still signs of cattle grazing, but far less than the first stretch.

The heat and humidity were a bit oppressive, so I turned around after 2.5 miles, knowing I would have to retrace my steps. Only at the very end did I take a slightly different path back to the truck, making a point to visit the Laney Corral. I saw no sign of the mine marked on old topos and was relieved to close out the weekend by retreating a few miles to higher elevations, cooler temps, clouds and monsoon rains which made for a pleasant afternoon nap in the pines.
Named place
Named place
San Francisco River
_____________________
33s over 45s
HAZ Member
chumley's
1,065 Photosets

  2021-08-07
  2021-07-28
  2021-07-28
  2021-07-25
  2021-07-24
  2021-07-17
  2021-07-14
  2021-07-10
  2021-07-05
  2021-07-04
  2021-07-04
  2021-07-03
  2021-06-19
  2021-06-11
  2021-05-31
  2021-05-30
  2021-05-30
  2021-05-16
  2021-05-15
  2021-05-13
1,  2,  3,  4,  5 ... 54  
helpcommentissue

end of page marker