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CloudCroft–Trestle Hike

My tourist day didn’t last as long as I wanted it too.  So home I went, google I hit, and off to find some railroad trestles. 

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That white band on the horizon?  That’s the White Sands. 

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There was SNOW!

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These are the ‘S’ trestles.  The vast amount of lumber used to hold these rails was incredible. 

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Those bolts and ties have been there since the last 1800’s. 

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If you look across you can see an overlook that you don’t have to hike too.  But the hike is a moderate one, but at 8,000 feet.  So remember you’re going to work a little harder than normal. 

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Of course I had to climb down and take some different pictures.  Had there not been snow on the ground, I’d have ventured further into the gorge. 

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I have no clue what sort of bird that is.  I heard plenty of them today, but I saw only this one. 

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