This route takes me to a saddle and into Becente Tsosie Wash and deeply clove canyons.
A short but steep hike up to Otowi Peak with long views of the land and the wild Rio Grande River passing through it.
I continued my exploration of Lybrook Badlands, looking for a way down from on top. Again, unsuccessfully.
This is one of my very favorite walks close to home
Beware of the way you go!
I was driving on the highway theoretically on my way back to Placitas some 200+ miles away but the light was getting good and the backlit, just budding cottonwoods and willows were glowing so when I saw a turnoff I hit my brakes and slid my truck onto this dirt road and drove down it a ways. Then I walked a ways. What impressed me as I walked alongside the river besides the light and the soft breeze and spring just swelling was the flood debris caught in the trees far above my head.
Found this little patch of wild land with the poppies glowing gold in the low sun and the desert green, so rarely green.
I read about the poppies on DesertUSA.com and had to go find them.
Two aspects of this loop. One is on top; open, long views, looking into the canyon. The other is in the canyon, cool and wet feeling, gurgling, chortling water, spring springing.