Mesa Peak Fire Road
I pulled into the parking lot below Tapia Park under heavy overcast. I started with a good, long climb west which eventually leveled off above the clouds. The rock formations are interesting in this area – lots of little caves to look inside.
These sandstone formations are bizarrely beautiful.
A Medicine Wheel near the trail.
A secret cave – the tribute within
Everything looks like melting wax.
I had a few encounters with wildlife on this day. I had a doe with her fawn in tow cross the trail just a few yards ahead of me, and also had a close encounter with one of the biggest squirrels I have ever seen.