Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Red Canyon Hike

After waking up to  20 degrees this morning, it warmed into the upper 50’s so we went for a  hike at the Red Canyon campground in the adjoining Cibola National Forest. It is a nice campground with 3 sections, one for RVs,  one for tents and the third area is a horse camp. There are no hookups, though, and you have to drive a few miles on a narrow dirt road  to get there.


It was a beautiful day for a hike, but we could feel that we were a lot more winded on the climb due to the high elevation. As we got higher, there was snow on the trail so we decided to turn back.


There were a couple of clearings where we had great views.



We were disappointed that we saw no wildlife, since  there were  signs warning not to feed the bears and bear-proof trash cans. Then we saw this little guy, an Aberts squirrel,  just as we came off the trail.  It wasn’t a bear, but it was the best we could do.



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