Monday, May 2, 2016

Quick Shot from Satch Cowan Trail

Despite snowing and raining all day yesterday, May 1, the weather didn't win! The Monday group was able to do its scheduled hike this morning - up the Satch Cowan Trail and then up the Quemazon Trail to Pipeline Road. Trails were in good condition. We even enjoyed "visiting" winter as there was light snow alongside the trail the closer we got to Pipeline Road. The Wooten's Senecio (hopefully the right name) grows quite happily in the snow. Beautiful views of a still amazingly snowy Pajarito Mountain. Some aspens have already leafed out in that innocent-springtime-green while others are just in bud.  We saw a Steller's Jay, a big red-tailed hawk perched on a tall snag, and heard the fleeting, Tinker Bell sound of passing hummers.