Then comes the climb up Mt Taylor at 11,301 feet. I think I read its the highest point in northwestern New Mexico. Well the climb and views are fantastic. The top is a bald with views everywhere. On the climb the ravines had chunks of snow in them and the tree belt had patches of snow three feet deep. I am camping right at the summit but it sure is getting cold up here in the thin air. Went from shorts and a T-shirt to wearing everything I own as soon as I made the summit. It's clouding up so no sunset but still a wonderful spot. After dinner the soft sound of snowflakes landing on my tent as a snow sqaul passed through.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Thur, 9May - Mt Taylor
Wow, best day so far. Yesterday I enjoyed a zero mileage day to relax in Grants. A bit run down, with lots of closed business's, but everyone was friendly. But today was grand. Hiking out of town you climb a really nice trail up to the top of a Mesa. Then with views down into Grants and ahead toward the mountains it's easy and beautiful hiking.