Saturday, November 12, 2011

Cave of the Winds hike

Erin and I went up to see Cave of the Winds yesterday. This is a small cave (more or less one room perhaps 100 feet long) about a half hour’s walk from our house.

View from near the cave, looking up Los Alamos Canyon towards the ski hill on the horizon. Note missing trees from the Cerro Grande and/or Las Conchas burns.

Erin and me on the canyon rim above the cave.

From the Cave of the Winds trail towards the town site (not visible) and the Truchas Peaks across the valley. The large ponderosas are survivors of Cerro Grande, while the small ones have sprouted since the fire. This area did not burn in the Las Conchas fire.

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