The last of our packages arrived at the Heron Lake visitor center Friday afternoon so yesterday morning we left at 8:15 to beat the heat and made the trek from El Vado Lake to Heron Lake via the Rio Chama Trail. It is a very nice 5.5 mile hike, a gradual climb to a ridge, then a descent down to the Rio Chama.
The worst part was the many steps up to get to the end of the trail. But Debbie was waiting for us in her air conditioned car, a welcome sight. And also in the parking lot was a Canadian couple we met at Eagle Nest Lake.
As far as trails go, this one has it all. Trees, cactus, big rocks, views of the lakes, the river, and even a suspension bridge. We were happy we didn’t have to turn around and walk the 5.5 miles back, though.
One of the packages we received was our Nikon camera that was in for repairs under warranty. They had it for 2 months awaiting parts and It appears to be working properly now but that remains to be seen.
The other packages contained a new project for Jim, which I will report on later when he does the installation.
We’ve enjoyed our spot on El Vado Lake in spite of the heat and bugs. The scenery is great, there are lots of birds, opportunities for long walks and interesting sunsets.
The plan is to be in Colorado this afternoon but looks like it’s hot there, too.