October 10, 2013

Gila Wilderness

Our third stop on the second journey of the watershed was Turkey Creek in the Gila Wilderness Area, Southwestern New Mexico.

In 1924, with the help of Aldo Leopold,
the Gila Wilderness was designated as the first Wilderness Area in the world.
Because of the recent floods (some of which we experienced at our first site in the Rio Grande National Forest of Colorado where we explored the headwaters of the Rio Grande), certain roads in our camp area had been washed away.

Students spent time exploring the nearby hot springs, building floating firepits in Turkey Creek, shooting videos along the mountains, building fences around their 'homes', and enjoying the peaceful sunsets along the waters edge. 

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