It is very hard to get out of a hot spring on a cold morning when the sun hasn't touched the area yet. It is hard still if you are getting out of the hot spring to pack up and hike.
|Inside cave along an alternate route that cut off a few dozen crossings of the Gila River|
|An ancient pictograph inside the cave|
One of the only things that convinced us to leave the campground hot spring was knowing there was another hot spring further up trail. The Jared hot spring has beautiful blue water and a waterfall. And weekenders even though it was a Tuesday.
|We may have skipped crossing the Gila dozens of times, but we had to step over this little stream every few feet.|
There are gnats in the Gila just like the other two trails. And they are just as annoying.
|A larger cave in the canyon that we had to climb into|
|The end of the slot canyon alternate that we took|