The monsoons rains have been soaking the mountains. The Forest Service has lifted their closures. The pics say it all. The parched high country has come alive!
These pics were snapped on a loop from Canyon Estates, along the Lower Fawlty Trail through the dense woods on the east side of the Sandias, up to the Crest on Bart's Trail, then south along the Crest Trail to point of beginning. About 16 miles, by a wild guess. I saw only three people the entire day. Go figure.