We’ve seen the claret cup cactus, the green hedgehog and the yucca bloom. Now it’s prickly pear time. Next up is the cholla, so stay tuned. Here’s a photo of the yellow prickly pear blooms outside our home/office, in Embudo, “on the banks of the Rio Grande”.
In the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, the Vista Verde hike starts just uphill from Taos Junction bridge. This is a relaxed, mostly level, 2 hr. hike to a great overlook of the Class 4 Taos Box run, on the Rio Grande river. Seen below, “toreva blocks” are pieces of the rim that have slid towards the river and rotated as they descended, so that their once vertical faces are now inclined at an angle.
Taos Box run, on the Rio Grande river.