South Crest Trail

There were probably better days for picture-taking to capture the views of Albuquerque from the South Crest Trail. The afternoon winds kicked up dust and dirt in the desert, making the air too hazy to see very far. But since we hadn’t yet been on this popular trail we got enough pictures to give a sense of the place and didn’t worry too much that they weren’t professional quality photos. After all, most of our photos have that problem.

We went up about 4 miles and came back down.
We went up about 4 miles and came back down.

Rocky ledges
Rocky ledges
Travertine Falls is just a trickle of water.
Travertine Falls is just a trickle of water.
View towards Tijeras.  Cedro Peak in upper right corner.
View towards Tijeras. Cedro Peak in upper right corner.
Unidentified wildflower.
Unidentified wildflower.
Look closely to see the Horny Toad.
Look closely to see the Horny Toad.
South Mountain visible to the east.
South Mountain visible to the east.
Below this cliff is the Three Gun Springs Trail.
Below this cliff is the Three Gun Springs Trail.
View to the southwest.
View to the southwest.
View to the north.
View to the north.
View of Albuquerque.
View of Albuquerque.