Photos de randonnées avec activités en pleine nature dans la Mountainair

3 months ago

Gorgeous Day and hike. Isolated and alone...only person on trail all day...but did get plenty of company with deer. Views up top are stellar with only the north and northwest views blocked due to trees. Can see 100 miles+ in the other directions on a decent day. Trail is relatively easy; however, it isn't without it's own challenges. Parking limited, but enough to pull over on side of dirt road. Road access is good for 2WD. Trailhead has sign for Keyser Trail and you start along an old logging road. About 1/2 mile or so in, you will encounter a billboard (actually it's the 2nd billboard) and from there the trail ascends to the left. It is at this point that the trail becomes hard to spot. At many times, the trail is difficult to see and appears to disappear...there are NO trail markings. The trail is overgrown with lots of fallen trees covering it. Above 9ish K ft, there are many thorn bushes (dress with long pants and shirts). The Keyser trail terminates with the Crest Trail (170). Continue left and it's an easy 0.6 mile jaunt to the top. Due to the lack of trail maintenance and viewing, HIGHLY encouraged to leave breadcrumbs or at the very least, set frequent waypoints. Upon the way down, I lost the train in several is easy to do. I would NOT hike in the dark given it's remoteness and near-impossibility trail finding at times. The tradeoff though, is complete solitude! Enjoy.

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