Thursday, May 26, 2016

SHAW Mesa rim and more on Wednesday morning

Shaw Mesa in the sunshine is a lovely place, with Ponderosa pine, Douglas-fir, fire-sprout aspen and floral signs of Spring.  It's southern edge is pretty steep and deep, but not for 2 of our returnees from the Grand Canyon.  
 The young yellow-green aspens are masking some of the 2002 forest fire debris (this is where it stopped).

At 9,000-9500' this is a fine place to welcome spring in late May.  

More hiking next Monday and Wednesday: leave the Visitor Center at 9 a.m. for sites dependent on the weather.
— Doug Knudson

10 hikers walked our rim

Hollygrape Mahonia repens

Canyon Cliff + distant peak

A bit of a drop

New England Lady on a clifftop

 silvery Lupine Lupinus argenteus

 distant peak

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