(nr Winston NM)
Went on a hike near my camp into Willow Canyon. The best route was to follow the wash which was wide and sandy. The wash meandered from side to side, and had pushed rocks and debris along its course.
The hills rose steeply on both sides with vegetation along the edge of the wash. Here and there a tree would survive; and some wouldn’t. In some areas there were many sotol plants growing up the hillside.
Where the flow changed direction, a small cliff of rock would stand forming a wall. In several spots large boulders were exposed, and big rocks had been swept downstream. Evidence of the force in a flash flood.
The canyon was not as dramatic as some I’ve seen, but it made for a nice three mile round trip hike. And, it satisfied my curiosity of what that area was like.
Camp: BLM-Willow Spring Draw boondock
Scene: Canyon, mountains, rocks