Gila National Forest
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The stop is one I wouldn't know about except that there is a geocache to mention "the little trail" and OpenStreetMap marks the memorial. It looks like there may have one been a little parking beside a sign to alert drivers to the presence of something along this hairpin turn. Now there is a sign post and if you drive off the road beside it, even a high clearance may not do well. It is possible to park inside the hairpin, even with a low vehicle. After parking, I head to find the first of three geocaches in the area, utterly fail to find a second even after a lot of looking, then decide not to even go after a third because there's a whole lot more terrain between me and it than indicated on the crude elevation information also contained on my OpenStreetMap. My goodness, but there is a lot of terrain hidden from the road behind a few trees. Of course, none of these are on any sort of trail. Priorities.
|Somewhere near these wild rock formations that sit above Cherry Creek, there is a geocache. Since it was found recently, it seems I'm just not very good at looking.|
|A bit more of the view, down the canyon instead of up. Most the columns are up canyon from here.|