East side of Sandias
Wednesday, 9 May 2007
Visited areas from Tree Spring
Trailhead to Capulin Peak
Elevation range was 2600-2750 m (8500-9000 ft).
The ground was moist, and there was still considerable hail left over
from recent precipitation.
It appeared that, except for residual snowbanks in shady spots, most of
the mountail is snow-free.
Lots of fresh Auricularia and jelly fungi.
3 bears (one at Tree Spring Trailhead, one farther up the trail, and
another on Capulin Peak) and reports from other folks of a 4th. Lots of deer
tracks, but nobody in them. Birds included jays, chickedees, and numerous
2007 Hikes, Field Trips, & Condition Reports