Mt. Taylor May 18, 2016

Woke up at 9 and hung out till 11.  It was a cloudy day, so we opted to head out later and wait for it to warm up.  Also it might help with getting a view from the top of Mt. Taylor.  On the way up, walked thru some snow, which turned into icicles on the pine trees.  The snow added a new dynamic to the 11,300 foot obstacle.  When I made it to the top, I knew I had to build a snowman.  I got the biggest bottom layer started and rolled him a ways down of the mountain.  Getting him back up was becoming a struggle.  For I made Samson too big.  Twigg helped get him standing upright by the summit.  I started the midsection as Twigg perfected the head and details.  My temp was cooling down, which meant it was time to go.  Went thru some good sized drifts on the way down.  Finally came upon American Spring and filled up some water.  There was a real nice fire place next to the spring.  Hot food was clutch to keep us going the rest the day.  From here its nothing but downhill to Cuba (70 miles).  The snow turned into rain and made the clay road super sloppy.  So much for light shoes , when you have two pounds of clay hanging off your shoes.  Accidentally got lost and led into bushwacking to the trail.  Made it a half dozen miles after getting back on trail.  The day was coming to an end, so we posted up at the murky water tank.

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