Re: Gila River, NM - Life after Fire?
A couple friends and I have been looking for a backup backpacking trip for our original plan for a month or so now. One of the guys called the park ranger office at Gila the day before the shutdown. FWIW, In addition to mentioning the shutdown, the ranger he spoke with gave him a long speech about how bad the area is due to how much land they've had burned...basically spent 10 minutes telling him it would be a waste of time to come out. But who knows, maybe if the human traffic has been way down the fishing may have benefitted?
Life is like a box of chocolates...and a river runs through it. Or something like that.