Entering the Pecos Wilderness near the Santa Barbara Campground.
The whole day was like this. A festival of light.
Meadow near the Middle Fork junction.
first view of the Divide.
closing in on the Divide
the Divide after a smooth 12 mile schlep from the TH
Looking toward Chimayosos and the Truchas Peaks.
my kind of Skyline
green chile + cheese quesadilla: key
aspen overload looking toward the Pecos Valley, Hamilton Mesa et al
I bailed off the Skyline after about 6 miles on the Divide and hopped onto the West Fork Trail, 12 miles from the end of the run.
I ate 7 pumpkin cookies. Despite losing their stems, I didn't reject the cookies.
sweet little jaunt toward the Chimayosos-Truchas saddle
looking back at Chimayosos from the saddle
North Truchas (I think) from the saddle
aspen hue variety
the West Fork is a runner's dream, lots of smooth, modest-sloped singletrack
half way down the WF
looking back toward the high peaks
people tell me that these albums are more appealing if there are people and not just scenery in the photos...so here you go
last junction - with the Middle Fork Trail
back at the car after 30.5 sweet autumnal miles