I’m headed to Silver City to attend the “Rally to Keep Gila Forest Service Roads Open”. The U.S. Forest Service’s proposed Travel Management Plan calls for nearly two thousand miles of roads inside the Gila to be closed. Hundreds of New Mexicans are expected to rally in Silver City today against closing access roads inside the Gila Forest. I’m not usually into politics, but my beloved Gila backroads are at stake. Some of my earliest childhood memories were that of riding shotgun in my Dad’s Bronco and camping along lonely Gila Forest Service Roads. Now days, I photograph and guide the Gila extensively hoping to share my passion for the area’s solitude and beauty.
WHEN: TODAY, SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2011 AT NOON
WHERE: GRANT COUNTY BUSINESS AND CONVENTION CENTER ON HIGHWAY 180 (SILVER CITY, NM)
For a slideshow of New Mexico Backroads’ Gila exploration CLICK HERE