Ojitos Canyon and Rim

  • NNML 2019 Day 7, June 16, Sunday
  • Start mile 106, near NM96 (sec2mile41)
  • End mile 135, near Living Museum Ranch (sec2mile70)
  • Miles walked: 29

Climbing down into Ojitos Canyon, multi-colored sandstone cliffs appear, announcing we are near Ghost Ranch.The path down into the canyon follows a creek, now running, with about twenty crossings.Coming further out of the canyon the cliffs are not so hidden behind the trees.Past the canyon the trail crosses the Chama River at Skull Crossing Bridge, with raft riders nearby.Now is time to climb the Rim Trail with marvelous views, changing with the angle of the sun and shadows from clouds.Climbing down from the rim, I camp close to the Ghost Ranch boundary, but also stopping to get out of rain again.

Author: Jim, Sagebrush

Jim (trail-name Sagebrush) codes audio software for Windows, Linux, Android, and embedded systems. When not working at sagebrush.com, he enjoys backpacking, which this blog is about.

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