|a major gun fight went down here back in the day|
|Allen Street in Tombstone... OG transportation|
Then it was back on the open road. Next stop was a cluster of hot springs along the Gila River in SW New Mexico and a cliff dwelling site.
|Road shot outside of Tombstone - lonesome highway|
|Gila cliff dwellings|
|I went to Bandelier cliff dwellings in 1978|
|lightfeather or middlefork hot spring|
|wildwood retreat & hot springs|
|the wilderness lodge hot springs|
And closest to the river was the 3 pools at the Gila River Campground. It's $4 to soak or $5 to camp and soak. I got the last camping spot in the joint.
|the hottest - aka too hot for me|
|the least hot - aka not hot enough for me|
|the clothing optional pool was just right!|
I drove out of the region mid morning in search of Faywood Hot Springs. On route I came across one of the largest copper mines in the SW. Santa Rita Mine.
|the scar on the earth|