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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Down the Bridal Veil

Getting started on the Bridal Veil Falls Trail
Dr. K, Becca and I took a two-hour hike on the Bridal Veil Falls Trail this morning, and the weather was glorious.  The only other hikers we ran into were four people, one of whom was carrying a small West Highland Terrier.  The man carrying the animal explained to us that the poor critter's paws were sore from the long trek.  Just as we finished our hike at the trailhead at Fresnal Canyon Road we encountered a woman with two dogs--a white Lab mix, and a brown Lab mix.  Her husband showed up a moment later.  They were from Tucson, presumably visiting relatives for Thanksgiving.  We all had a nice chat before going our separate ways.
Footbridge over Fresnal Creek (old railroad trestle at right)

Further down the trail

Where the creek flows

Looking back the way we came

Becca and I next to a large Cholla

Dr. K and the Cholla

There was still a thin layer of ice on the creek here

The creek runs at the base of this hill

Trees along the creek bank

Dead leaves on a Cottonwood

Becca taking a break on the black gravel of the old railroad bed

Heading back

White Sands in the distance

Old railroad trestle across Fresnal Creek

Champ in our driveway

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

This trail was one of the ones built by the Rails to Trails group, and it's a beautiful one.

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