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Old 07-04-2013, 04:00 PM   #528
Mckenzie River Huskies
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Joined: Oct 2006
Location: formerly Anchorage, Alaska, now Brazoria TX
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Gila Forest road 150 closed July 4

My wife and I are in Silver City NM and we can testify that although we are getting rain and the Gila forest is only at advisory 1, road 150 is closed. Fire operations are still being conducted there. We are very disappointed about this. 150 runs between the Gila and Aldo Leopold wilderness areas. We took a side trip to the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument and saw many spectacular views of the Gila Wilderness. I'd like to come back someday with my backpack and explore it. Although this is the first I've seen it the place has special meaning. It is the first wilderness and was established at the urging of Leopold. Leopold also founded the profession that I made as my life's work.
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