In the middle of March, a small faction of the Tamarind Adventure Club participated in a day-hike excursion to Bandelier National Monument. We walked the well-known Frijoles Canyon Trail, visiting cliff dwellings along the canyon walls as well as the Alcove House, which I documented in an earlier post from a solo visit in November. However, it was a gorgeous hike along the Tsankawi trail located approximately 12 miles outside of the canyon that truly took our collective breath away. Beautiful snow dotted mesas, gorgeous views of the Jemez mountains, primitive ruins, petroglyphs galore, and well-worn trails once hiked by the ancestral inhabitants of the area carved into the surface of the cliffs. A lovely day shared with lovely people.

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