agree on the scenery. Gila is some of the best looking country there is. I was in 16b last year just doing some glassing. Find a good spot and I could glass for hours and have fun doing it even without a tag. I was up by the Cave Dwellings. Stop by if you haven't been.
Learned this the hard way being from houston where everything is flat, we hiked 10-15 miles my 1st day elk hunting there last year. Every joint in my body hurt but it was all worth it when we spotted that 1st bull.