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 »