May 2012 - Northern New Mexico

Loren and I met Ben, Mekayla, and Greg for some camping in the Jemez Mountains.
Aspens! : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation  Cow pasture. : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation  Greg shows off our makeshift picnic area.  Despite the rain. : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation  Rain! : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation 
Colorado friends! : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation  Traveling companions: Loren, Greg, Mekayla, and Ben. : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation  Soda Dam.  It's an ever-growing dam made from a geothermal spring bubbling up from the depths. : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation  Hiking to a hot spring. : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation 
A beautiful view of and from the hot spring.  We killed about three hours here... : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation  Breakfast on what turned out to be a much sunnier day. : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation  Hiking!  Lance gets to join in the fun too. : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation  Aspens, blue sky, puffy white clouds.  Good day for an outing! : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation 
Yours truly. : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation  More aspens. : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation  It was getting a bit warm, eh Lance? : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation  Ben says, "What a spot?!?" : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation 
"For lunch?" Greg asks. : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation  Being off-trail lead to a nice view, if a precarious perch. : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation  Which way now? : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation  Yeah, which way? : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation 
That looks like the real trail! : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation  Only group shot of the trip, I think. : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation  Scary face. : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation  One of many such crossings. : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation 
I like climbing  to the top of rock piles. : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation  Relaxing by the river. : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation  In motion. : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation  Aspens again! : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation 
Ben and Mekayla during a rest. : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation  Nearing the end of our hike along the East Fork Trail. : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation  Jemez Falls. : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation  Part of Valles Caldera.  I could stare at that all day! : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation 
On the way to Santa Fe, the Coloradans in the vehicle ahead of us. : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation  Lance gets a treat at the motel in Santa Fe. : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation  Artsy.  And bright orange. : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation  Perusing books. : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation 
Gelato. : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation  What are they looking at?  Fun times in New Mexico! : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation  Hiking on. : hiking, northern new mexico, vacation  The contrast between alive and dead. : northern new mexico, hiking, vacation 
Seeing red. : northern new mexico, vacation, hiking  Picturesque. : vacation, hiking, northern new mexico