Aldo Leopold/Gila WAs – Thanksgiving 2021

Gila Wilderness Aldo Leopold Wilderness Gila National Forest Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area. Possible driving route: PBO ==> Natchez State Park (TN) ==> Black Kettle National Grasslands (OK) ==> Truth or Consequences NM

Consider ~10 days in initial travel and in Gila, and then up to Santa Fe, Taos etc for non-hiking travel. Also need a stop in Sedona/Flagstafff.

Books and Maps

http://falcon.com/book/9781493027811

https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gila/maps-pubs/?cid=fse_030842

Road Trips

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/road-trips/mountain-spirits-scenic-byway-road-trip/

Trails

Impassable Trails/Not Recommended Trails

Dark Sky Info

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/gila/recarea/?recid=82479