Guadalupe NP

DOG CANYON (2)

I could have continued on this trail to get into that forest on the main mountain ridge in the distance. Note how the trees follow the moisture downward along canyons being cut into the ridge, the deeper the canyon the more it protects its tree-inhabitants and the deeper they descend:

This is a view down the reef toward the northeast where it gets lower and lower and eventually, before reaching Carlsbad, it is unexposed, underground:

Had I continued on the trail I would have walked along this ridge toward the forest, eventually (next three photos):

That white stuff in some isolated places is snow.

Soon it became obvious that I needed to go down, the sun angle had been reduced to near negative, only illuminating what was higher than I was:

So, I started back down the same trail I came up on:

I very much enjoyed watching this reflected sunset, but soon it was over:

Time for a next page, a dark one.

DOG CANYON (3)

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