Cattle gate as we leave Sierra Los Pinos and enter SF National Forest
Running through Jemez Falls Campground...it was packed.
2 miles to Macauly warm Springs
Some of the views along the way
Standing on a rock outcropping, I took this photo looking down into the canyon
Looking straight out/down
Looking to my right
Battleship Rock is down there near where that light cliff is to the right of center
Our friend Bogie, from Denver came down for a visit and joined us today. He's running the Plain 100 next weekend.
Bogie on the lookout...one step backwards and he's down into the river, probably 600' or more down
Some happy teens we ran by...life is good when you're a teen.
Macauley warm springs...loaded with guppies!
A shot of the upper pool...crystal clear.
This is really nice in the winter when it's warm and steaming.
Another shot looking downhill where it's flowing.
Yeah. some trees are down up there.
The lower pool
Back on the trail to Battleship Rock
More nice views all along the trail.
Having trouble keeping up with Deb, she was cranking today!
The trees change down at this altitude and the trail gets mustier and drier.
Looking up at some cliffs we ran up to a couple of months ago.
On and on down this shelf trail
Nice view of Holiday Mesa (I think.
The Jemez River down near Battleship, all thick with ash.
Entering the Battleship Rock rest area, where folks are enjoying the holiday.
The murky San Antonio, which merges with the Jemez just beyond the bridge I'm standing on.
The nose of the Battleship Rock peaking through the trees.
Fireplace was lit and burning
The trail we're on...we're actually thinking of putting on a race here. It is about a marathon from Battleship Rock the Las Conchas on Rte 4 all along the East fork trail.
The Battleship Rock Trail Marathon!
Looking up at the nose of the ship
OK, now it's pretty much all uphill back to the springs.
Nice trail, though!
Well, it was...this is all loose dirt and rocks and a lot steeper than it looks here.
Deb leaving me in the dust again...running uphill!
This part of the trail is a little slow.
Trail goes around huge boulders
...and switchbacks it's way up the canyon wall.
Redondo is always with us in the Jemez, no matter where we go.
As is Los Griegos, behind our house...notice the monsoon clouds rolling in.
Back on some nice, runnable trail after passing through the Jemez Falls CG.
The Jemez River down below a nice trail.
Dropping down to the river crossing
Bridge across so we don't have to get wet with black ash water.
What a mess....ash from the Las Conchas fire flows thick after yesterday's heavy rain, this is looking south.
Jemez River video
After passing over the river, the woods begin to look like we're getting up around 8000' again.
Nice running trail
Trail alongside an old forgotten creek, long since dried up.
Ponderosa Pines and Spruce lined the trail up higher
Due to a long ago fallen tree, the trail goes up around here, you can see the trail sign straight ahead.
Deb still cranking, leaving me behind.
More trail with dried up creek bed.
Wait up, Deb!
Getting lusher due to the recent rain.
Green is good!
This is where the East Fork (Trail #137) continues on to Las Conchas (maybe 6 miles away) to the left, while we go right to get back home.
Back at the gate, about a half mile to the house.