Thursday, July 28, 2016

Homeward bound, Black River gorge hike.

It started raining Saturday afternoon so with wet trails, we headed towards home Sunday morning.  On our way back we stopped at the Black River, just north of Ironwood where the North County Trail runs along this beautiful gorge.
They used to live in Ironwood and hiked this section a few times before.

We headed for the first sets of falls.
Let's go!

I was glad there were many little creeks along the way.

We found lotsa old blazes and a few new ones.

The recent heavy rains washed out a few bridges.

I don't mind the mud, but I'll walk the planks too.

Conglomerate falls.

Oh dear! Another bridge out.

No bridge here either, but the gully is certainly bigger.

Artsy tree bark and some darn nice blazes.

Hunting was good. Of course, he wouldn't come down.

Gorge falls

Ahh! The Black River is refreshing.

We had such a nice hike here today.

On the way home, we checked out Bonanza Falls,
near Silver City.

They also were called Greenwood Falls.
Looks like nonesuch shale to me!

At home, the pack celebrated the warm weather by
cooking outside on the camp stove. I love camping!

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