This was a tough day. We started out of the Bear Creek valley with lots of water. We thought it would be dry. But decent water for about 4 miles.
Lots and lots of uphill. Tough uphill! All the way up to 8000 feet again. Water was ok, and included a spring in the middle of the trail. But past the waypoint for it. A local told us to fill to our limits. We needn’t have.
Going downhill my knee started bothering me. Suspect a pull or strain of some type from yesterday’s tumble.
We camped off the dirt road just before the Gila. Decent spot. But my knee bothered me most of the night.