Memorial day weekend Pecos wilderness

First of all, it’s my sister’s birthday today: Happy Birthday Bekah! Here are some pictures of New Mexico for you. You’re welcome.

Over Memorial Day weekend we checked out a small portion of the Pecos wilderness. (Jack’s creek campground and trails 25 and 257 if you’re curious.)

We hiked down and fished the Pecos river. Didn’t catch anything, it was clear our lures were approximately an order of magnitude too big for the little fish in that river. This is the first time we’ve ever gone fishing together, which means it’s been over 10 years since I’ve been fishing. Yikes!
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These wild irises were everywhere, and totally beautiful! How come the elk we saw on three separate occasions over two days don’t eat them like the deer eat off my iris flowers at home?
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Sleeping in! I picked up the book at a book swap for free, thought I’d read it since it’s so popular. I was not a big fan. Don’t think I’ll be reading the other two.
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Enjoying a rest in an aspen glade 2 miles into an 8 mile hike.
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Forest meadow where we ate lunch.
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We so carefully posed the dogs for this photo, then they were behind the big tuft of grass which is so nicely in focus… Someday I’ll remember to turn off autofocus for timer pictures.
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The dogs were still worn out on the drive home the day after the 8 mile hike. How adorable.
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