The source of water for all the resident wildlife was a whimsical mountain stream.
Look closely at the flower - a bumblebee is finding some good nectar!
Wow, this feels nice after a hot day of hiking....
might as well take a swim!
Meadow Fritillary hanging around...
Of course Steve can't resist either!
A meadow proved an excellent camp spot...
with fantastic views!
A little fire is always nice to abate the evening chill.
Steve working to calm down.
There's just something about fire, isn't there?
Our water system for easy washing. Our water bladder plus bear bag makes for a good working combo.
On to Spirit Lake!
Food time = happy Jennifer.
Tiger salamanders! Yes, Steve said - "Jen, there's fish with legs!" Ha! Lots of these metamorphosing larval salamanders milled around the shallow depths searching for tasty invertebrates.
Heading out of the Pecos...two very happy campers. Thanks Pecos - we love you!
Up next: last stop of the trip - Bandelier National Monument.