(*Click on the pictures to make them bigger!)
(My apologies to those of you who are colorblind. Red in the first one now green....oh well)
It was a wicked long hike. 6 miles maybe? Maybe 3? I don't know. What I DO know is we started at the top (see the ridgeline?) at roughly 7:30am. Then proceeded DOWN a few thousand feet and a LOT of hours to Nizhoni Campground which Google tells me is 7000 feet. If Abajo peak is 11+ thousand feet and Nizhoni Capground is 7000 feet..... 11-7= 4 right? So I think it's safe to say the descent was at least 2500 feet, given we were NOT at Abajo Peak- but pretty dang high none the less.
But here's the kicker. We ALL hiked it. Young and old, out of shape and fit, tired and
10 minutes from our front door to the mountain. Can't beat that. Though next time I'll take ten paces to the west when I take the picture.
So that was our Deer Season 2012. We didn't get any venison to put in the freezer (except what was graciously given to my inlaws by friends). Lots of hiking and many more memories.
Until next time,