Along the Catwalk Trail the hiker will find colorful placards explaining both the history and the geology of the area. The area in and around the Gila National Forest is home to not one, but rather four supervolcanoes. For more on these massive explosive calderas, see Supervolcano – Wikipedia.
I mentioned in previous articles in this series that the Catwalk started out as a support for a pipe carrying water for a lumber operation. And here’s what appears to be a remnant of that operation:
Just inside the Catwalk Recreation Area is a nice picnic ground, a great place to have a bite to eat following your hike:
This picnic area is just a short distance from the footbridge that crosses back over Whitewater Creek after your return hike:
But let’s get back to the Catwalk, which I’m sure is what interests most of you:
This treasure is just an absolutely wonderful way to spend a couple of hours.
Now for today’s gallery: