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NM Trip/Continental Divide Trail - Part 2 - more pictures

Monday, June 04, 2012

One of the things on my 'bucket list' was to hike along the Continental Divide Trail - at one point, of course, I had the delusion I would hike it end-to-end as a through-hike. Not exactly a practical idea so when I got more realistic, I realized hiking sections of the trail would more than fulfill my dreams so you can imagine how thrilled I was when I visited my SparkFriend Linda [LINDAKAY228] and got the chance to hike along part of that beautiful, beautiful New Mexico area!!!

After looking at these pictures, I don't think anyone is going to wonder WHY I wanted to hike here - who wouldn't??

We drove along a gorgeous highway to get to the trailhead Linda had in mind.

It has the whimsical name "Trail of Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway"

Although I enjoyed the drive tremendously, I was more than thrilled when we got to the trailhead and I could see the Continental Divide Trail marker!

We didn't hike very far as we had other destinations to see later in the day but it was the type of area I could have stayed all day!

Especially with my two beautiful hiking companions - LindaKay228 and Princess!

As you can see, Princess is quite a hiker, although she does look like she wouldn't want to do anything other than sit in someone's lap [although to be truthful, that is her other favorite activity!!]

C'mon you guys, hurry up!! There's a lot of trail to explore!

Can you tell why we had the urge to just keep going and going??

Another picture of Linda - it's amazing how similar we are, even down to the speed and type of hiking we like to do!!

When the temperatures start to get warmer, Princess turns into a 'shade-seeking missile,' darting from shady spot to shady spot.

We saw the remnants of what appeared to be a rock cabin or shelter of some sort.

And Princess had plenty of interesting things to smell, too.

A good time was had by all on this trail, as you can imagine - hope you've enjoyed the pictures!

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