That trail I mentioned in the previous blog? Well, after about 6 weeks of no hiking because the National Forest Service had been closed due to extreme fire danger and drought, it reopened. So early one day last week, Bob and I hiked the trail as far as we had gone at Christmas. We didn't see any snow, as we had in December, but still saw some spectacular views which I'm sharing here.
|Looking north, toward Taos--the town in the valley. Taos Mountain, the one we see out our front window, is the high peak on the right. It rises to over 12,000 feet.|
|Looking toward Taos again, and down at the road, where our little red Honda is parked (foreground).|
|In December, we turned around here because there was snow and ice on the trail.|
|The same spot 8 + months ago!|