Rim Vista Trail Meadow
After you cross a deep aroya and climb the trail up to the first plateau, you approach a slow rising meadow filled with dead trees all the way to the edge where Rim Vista trail takes a steep climb to the top. In this picture, the vibrant colors of the surrounding valley come to life:

First View

This is a view from the meadow across the valley toward the Ghost Ranch area..
View Across Valley From Meadow

The desert offers magnificant contrast in color:
Meadow Flowers

Elk and deer scat are everywhere. Abiquiu Reservoir comes into view as you continue up the meadow.
Elk ScatView to Abiqui Reservoir

Pedernal toward the south always beckons...

Pedernal Keep Wanting Us to LookDeadwood Forest
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