Trail 401

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by merlin, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. merlin

    merlin FujiXspot Veteran

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    May 25, 2017
    Northern New Mexico
    Merlin Emrys
    For the first time in 10 weeks, we hiked the entire length. The rocky and treacherous steep descent at the beginning required total attention, but there are outstanding trees, rock formations, and views.

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    Many wildflowers are having their second seasonal bloom, which added immeasurably to our pleasure.

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    The steep climb out of the valley was easier than going downhill, but just as taxing. Our favorite lunch spot afforded 150-mile vistas with several mountain ranges.

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    We were quite tired on the last part of the hike, but the huge boulders, rock formations, junipers and piƱons were sources of awe and wonder. And we even got home before the afternoon storms hit.

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    The vastness, solitude, stillness, and connections with nature were impressive and deeply moving, and left us feeling inspired and hopeful.
     
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