New Gila Map

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An up­dated Gila Na­tional For­est map is now avail­able at all For­est of­fices. The price re­mains the same at $10.00 a map, scale is 1” to the mile, and is coated with a wa­ter-re­sis­tant lam­i­nate.

“The last sub­stan­tial re­vi­sion to the map was in 1997, There has been a lot of changes on the Gila in the last 16 years ” says Rex Null, one of the For­est En­gi­neers. This map up­date in­cludes ac­qui­si­tion of land parcels such as the Bear Creek Land Pur­chase, plus con­veyance (deed­ing) of For­est roads to Grant and Ca­tron County now iden­ti­fied with the ap­pro­pri­ate county num­ber­ing. Some recre­ation up­dates in­clude the cur­rent lo­ca­tion of the Con­ti­nen­tal Di­vide Na­tional Scenic Trail, and the re­cently im­proved Drag­on­fly Trail­head.

Vis­i­tors are en­cour­aged to con­tact For­est of­fices in early 2014 for in­for­ma­tion on the free Travel Man­age­ment Mo­tor Ve­hi­cle Use Map (MVUM). Once this map is avail­able, it will be the For­est’s of­fi­cial map that des­ig­nates open roads for mo­tor­ized ve­hi­cle use.

Steve Can­de­laria cor­rectly guessed the Septem­ber photo was taken at Sloan’s Peak. Can you guess where this month’s photo was taken in Ca­tron County? Email in your guesses.

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