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Days End

The Dripping Springs Natural Area in New Mexico's Organ Mountains was our first stop on our trip west in March. I had only seen the Organ Mountains from the road and had wanted the chance to hike in them. Our arrival tiem in Las Cruces provided just enough of a window for such a hike. I was racing back down the trail to get back to the van before sunset as there were posted signs regarding fines for anyone there after sunset. I really didn't want to start our trip with a fine. The hike up into the mountains was a nice one with steady elevation gain up to the remains of an old settlement, complete with a hotel that served stage coach travelers at one time. There were additional trails in the natural area, but alas, we were out of time and will just have to put it on the schedule for the next time we are in the area. Photo by Steve Coyle Photography (