Sunday, April 29, 2012

La Madre Spring - 4/28/12

The later hike on Saturday morning started at the Willow Springs Picnic Area. Ellie Watts contributed a couple of photos to the blog and Ed Matulis gives us the narration below:

We had 18 hikers on Saturday's hike to La Madre Springs.  We encountered 5 big horn sheep, 3 burros and one coyote.  We had a leisurely hike filled with interpretive moments with numerous hikers participating in plant identification.  We had new hikers who treasured the slow pace and learning.  (A nineteenth hiker hearing about our intended pace abandoned us at Best Buy.  We saw this hiker on the way back.  This hiker went all the way to the mines above the cabin.)  The rest of us made it to the springs.  We had a magnificent day as the weather was great as was the camaraderie.

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