(San Ysidro NM)
The Perea Nature Trail was a level one mile loop trail through the wetlands along the Río Salado. During early Fall, there was little water in the river. But, the area had surface water that provided for a variety of plant life.
There were plaques by the path describing a surprising number of adjacent trees and shrubs. The reparian portion had lots of wildflowers, too. A couple of foot bridges took me across some grassy fields.
Budding cacti next to the trail was a nice surprise. I imagine that in the summer, the trees would provide a refreshing cool respite from the heat. Occasional benches beneath a tree provided resting spots.
To the north were the Nacimiento and Jémez Mountains, and Blanco Mesa was to the south. These added visual interest to the relatively flat river basin. The trail was a pleasant walk.
Camp: San Felipe Hollywood Casino overnight
Scene: Nature trail, desert plants
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