Day hike in New Mexico’s Gila Forest.
Walking with a camera.
Just some uncomplicated nature sights that caught my eye.
We do have a couple of Fall colors regardless of the predominant desert & conifer vegetation.
Tadpole Ridge Trail is a CDT ( Continental Divide Trail ) alternate route.
Gamble Oak is a single of numerous oak species we have right here.
Standing remains of an old ground fire.
We have controlled burns out right here.
The CDT trail is the middle a single of the American Triple Crown (PCT & AT getting the other two)
Lots of fatwood on that downed Ponderosa.
Trail crews left behind some intriguing sculptures.
Proud Ponderosa. This young a single caught my eye.
The trail went down to a mainly dry creek bed.
That is regional Blue Granite in the foreground.
Poison Ivy turns red, appears excellent at a protected distance.
Thanks for seeking !