Last spring, I joined a group from the Sierra Club Tucson chapter on a peaceful, 2 day trip down the Gila River. In preparation for this year's repeat trip, I thought I would put together a short slideshow from the trip. The Sierra Club trip description has me anticipating the journey again this year:
The Gila River runs westward across southern Arizona and the portion in the Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area has year round water and is perfect for canoes and kayaks. Bring your binoculars and camera as this area is home to black bear, mule deer, javelina, bighorn sheep, beaver, bobcat, coatimundi and mountain lion. The 2 day paddle trip starts at the Old Safford Bridge near Clifton, ends 23 miles downriver at Dry Canyon near Safford and the group will camp overnight near the halfway point.
This is one of the most scenic and remote areas in Arizona. Can't wait!