Monday, September 26, 2016

Soledad Canyon, Bar Canyon Trail - Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument


 I took a group of  Las Cruces Public School employees plus a few of their family members on the Soledad Canyon, Bar Canyon loop trail on Saturday. I've been there many times before, but it's  been a  few years since I've gone and it's always nice to see a place with fresh eyes. Several people had never been there before, which also makes it fun. It really was beautiful to see  the basin there lush and green.  The weather was perfect. Morning glories popped out  in the grass and shrubs which was a treat. Other wildflowers while not abundant, still kept things colorful and we even saw one hummingbird in attendance. Unfortunately, the waterfall was barely a trickle, but I have a good feeling that folks will be coming back to see it in better form. I didn't take any pictures, but it inspired me to dig through the archives  and this is what I found.






This old rock homestead has crumbled considerably since this picture was taken










1 comment:

Jean-Claude Linossi said...

Soledad Canyon is probably one one my favorite places to walk in the Organ Mountains. Have hiked there several times with our dogs.