Condition ReportReports from these areas indicate that the snow is receding, or the mud
is advancing, depending on one's point of view. As of Wednesday the 25th,
the snow line was around 2500 m (8200 ft). There was still more snow than
not at the Tree Spring trailhead, which is 2600 m (8500 ft).
East side of Sandias
18-25 April, 2007
Snow & Mud:
Wednesday the 25th produced an impressive refruiting of orange jelly
fungus Tremella mesenterica, and some Auricularia auricula (wood ears). A
few Peziza and other ascomycetes were fruiting on the ground. Still
no Caloscypha or Gyromitra.
Critters: We encountered a couple of bears along the Faulty Trail
south of Cienega Canyon. There have been lots of Abert's Squirrels in the
Ponderosa areas, and some turkey tracks in the snow near the Tree Spring
2007 Hikes, Field Trips, & Condition Reports