Gunnison National Forest- Please help :)
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Robert Justice
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Locale: Central Texas Hill Country
Gunnison National Forest- Please help :) on 08/10/2012 09:45:01 MDT Print View

Hey Everybody,

A couple of days ago I started a thread here about going to the Gila Wilderness and that the fires have caused the West Fork Trail to be closed down. I was looking for alternate routes in the Gila but now I'm considering Gunnison as a serious option.

We would prefer a good loop between 30 and 50 miles, plenty of water sources, and a great view! This is our first preference but we will hear other suggestions for sure, for example a straight line vs. a loop, a few miles less than what we want, a few more, etc...

I spoke to their office and to be honest, the lady I spoke to was only mildly helpful and seemed to really hope I would hurry and get off of the phone with her and stop asking all of the questions I was asking. What I squeezed out of her was that there was no snow, the temperatures were nice and cool for the most part, and that there was definitely an opportunity for a 30 - 50 miles loop because the forest is, "like huge." Her words obviously lol!

I would greatly appreciate any information anyone has, this is new territory for me!



Thank you so much,



-Rob

Robert Justice
(rjustice7) - F

Locale: Central Texas Hill Country
Continued... on 08/10/2012 09:49:33 MDT Print View

I should also mention that the dates are pretty soon, Aug 29th - Sep 3rd or so. If anyone knows where I can purchase the best map for this region that info too would be greatly appreciated!