Thursday, April 28, 2016

Dome Road Winter Redux

I took these last week after Monday's big snow dump in the Jemez. A few cow elk were roaming the woods but not much else except for me.

Alamo Boundary Trailhead along Dome Road/Forest Road 289. Rabbit Ridge in background. Can't wait to hike this again. It's always so pretty in the spring with the wild irises blooming.

Dome Road swirls on past Graduation Flats (left) and Sawyer Mesa Road/Forest Road 287 (right).

Graduation Flats meadow.

Monday, April 18, 2016

American Springs Trailhead Map Display

To my wonder and amazement, last week I "accidentally" noticed this informative map displayed at the parking area for Forest Road 181, aka American Spring Road. Over the years, I have not seen much of interest posted here by the forest service so I basically ignored the brown, roofed structure. It looked decrepit. The week before, though, I saw a forest service employee  busily sprucing it up. It looked like he was applying stain. Maybe that's when the map was posted.

The map shows the trails for the "American Springs Recreation Area" and where dispersed camping is allowed and which roads vehicles can drive on per Santa Fe National Forest's Travel Management Plan.  Kind of neat to see such helpful signage!