New Mexico Tech Wilderness Encounter, Frisco Box, NM, 1973


In the forested uplands near Luna, New Mexico, the San Francisco River carves a narrows through volcanic rock. Seen here is a trip with students from New Mexico Tech in Nov. or Dec. of 1973. In chilly, snowy weather, we hiked past the Frisco Hot Springs, until deep pools of water prohibited further progress downstream. No problem in the summer, of course. You just swim your way downstream, in typical canyoneering fashion.

Frisco Hot Springs

Frisco Hot Springs

San Francisco River Canyon

San Francisco River Canyon

Ponderosa pines and snow

Ponderosa pines and snow

Frozen falls

Frozen falls

Frozen falls

Frozen falls

In the Frisco Box

In the Frisco Box

In the Frisco Box

In the Frisco Box

In the Frisco Box

In the Frisco Box

In the Frisco Box

In the Frisco Box

Returning upstream

Returning upstream

About believesteve

I am a photographer and have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447?ls=1
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One Response to New Mexico Tech Wilderness Encounter, Frisco Box, NM, 1973

  1. Jackson says:

    One of the many places I regret not having made it to while I lived in New Mexico. Someday! I miss that upper Gila country.

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