Kara and I loaded up the bikes, fueled up at Manny's Buckhorn tavern in San Antonio (7th best burgers in USA, according to GQ mag) and headed for Bosque del Apache. We've grown to prefer seeing the place on two rather than four wheels. It's a fifteen mile loop, and we threw in a few extra miles by pedaling along the ditch bank on the east side of the refuge and taking in the lagoon and marsh loops.
There were over 40,000 snow geese and 40,000 sand hill cranes counted by the refuge. Only 11 bald eagles, and we managed to see but one. We did spot a lot of red tail hawks and one golden eagle. It was a beautiful day to enjoy one of New Mexico's treasures.