Willow Canyon

(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.

Willow Canyon

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.

Tree Clinging to Rocks
This Tree Succumbed
Hillside of Sotol

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.

Wash Changing Its Course
Wall of Rock
Rock Piles in the Wash

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

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2 Responses to Willow Canyon

  1. Judy November 5, 2020 at 5:51 pm #

    I’m a long time NM resident but had never visited the area where you are camped. I saw your blog and visited the area on a recent visit to Elephant Butte Lake. Beautiful area. Thanks for posting.

    • Pleinguy November 5, 2020 at 8:02 pm #

      Glad you liked it Judy. I have posted about many places in New Mexico. Just type NM in the Search box to read them. Hope you continue to follow my journey.

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