Albuquerque Field Trip: Mount Taylor

The Albuquerque chapter is hosting a field trip on August 10 to Mount Taylor, led by George Miller and Doris Eng. Meet at 8 AM at Meeting Place G (SW corner behind Mattress Firm of the Saver’s parking lot on Carlisle and Menaul).

We’ll drive to Grants, then take a dirt Forest Service road through spruce-aspen forests to a broad meadow below the summit of Mt. Taylor—expect a 1.5-2-hour drive. After botanizing the meadow–Silver lupine, red (instead of yellow) mt. parsley, penstemons; we’ll continue a several-miles long ascending trial to the 11,301-foot summit (a good lunch stop). Along the trail we’ll look for skyrockets with exceedingly long flower tubes, clumps of the dainty single-delight, and at the top, twin-berry and high-altitude cinquefoils. Activity level moderately strenuous: high elevation, long ascent, uneven trail.

Bring lunch.