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