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   BANDELIER'S FALLS TRAIL, p. 4

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25

 
 
Continued from page 3.

ASCENT FROM LOWER CANYON TO THE VISITOR CENTER

The remaining photos are from the lower canyon overlooking the Rio Grande back to the trailhead near the visitor center:

 

 


That's Jim up ahead.

 

 

The trail is rocky approaching the Lower Falls from either direction:

There's that interesting rock fall again:

 

 

 

Heading toward the Upper Falls:

 

 

 

More tent rocks above the Upper Falls:

This salamander amused me. I highlighted him in the first picture:

Is that some great camouflage, or what??

 

   

Only about a quarter mile to go:

 

We really enjoyed that hike.

It took us less time to hike back up the trail than it took to get down to the river. We spent more time inspecting things and taking pictures on the way down, and it's easier on our knees to climb up than down.

I'm sorry we don't have more time this trip to hike some of the other scenic trails at Bandelier. There are about 65 miles of trail we haven't seen yet . . .

Next entry: why we may never get to see those other trails (entry written August 2) -- then I'll resume with late May entries

Happy trails,

Sue
"Runtrails & Company" - Sue Norwood, Jim O'Neil, and Cody the Ultra Lab

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