From Datil, NM, we took a new route south – NM 12 to US 180 to Silver City. But on the way we stopped at a free BLM campground near tiny Glenwood to hike the Cat Walk. I would describe this hike as very little effort for a nice reward.
Humm, I don’t think I’ve seen a pedestrian warning sign like this before.
But it looks to me like the rocks have mostly been imprisoned.
It’s an easy one-half mile walk up a canyon.
In the 1930s, those wonderful workers from the CCC built a wooden recreation trail along the route of a former water pipeline. It was replaced with metal grating in the 1960s and made wheelchair accessible.
It’s some impressive grating
With support beams that might be a bit overkill.
I thought it was all very cool.
All too soon we reached the end.
The trail used to go another half mile, but in 2013 it was all closed when a flood washed out much of it. In May of this year, the first half mile reopened and it doesn’t sound like the rest will ever be repaired.