Soda Canyon Hike

June 9, 2011 at 9:01 pm (Colorado, Mesa Verde National Park, National Parks, Nature, Photography, Wildlife)

When the wind blows from the southeast, Mesa Verde National Park is shrouded in a thick haze of smoke coming from the huge Arizona wildfire more than 250 miles away. But yesterday, thanks to a westerly breeze,  the smoke was gone, the wind calm, the temperature fabulous.  So I went for a hike.

Soda Canyon Overlook trail is short and sweet, but it took me two hours because of the distractions.  Birds.  Flowers.  Lizards.  And the view of Balcony House from a distance. Read the rest of this entry »

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