Tunnel Springs Hike

Once again, I benefit from George’s creativity and hard work capturing the Tuesday ASCHG group hike experience. Instead of having to post my photos and write a description I will link to his blog for those of you interested in seeing what we enjoyed.

https://ondafringe.wordpress.com/2015/04/15/day-hike-tunnel-spring-sandia-mountains-placitas-new-mexico-usa/

I did want to add one photo that is a close-up of the prolific yellow wildflowers we saw along the Crest Trail and along Tunnel Springs Road on the drive in. While we were hiking I couldn’t remember the name of the flower, but later identified them as Fendler’s Bladderpod. I should have remembered them from the hike we did a couple of weeks ago in the Manzanitas.

Fendler's Bladderpod
Fendler’s Bladderpod

Also, a note that we did this same hike last year, but in the reverse direction, which I found much easier. Downhills are not my favorite, as you can see in some of George’s photos that show me inching slowly down the steep, rocky descent. If we are going uphill I’m usually ahead of the crowd, but on the downhills I generally trail behind.