Hyde Memorial State Park Circle Trail

I join my dad and Sarah at their campsite, and from there we embark on this pleasant loop hike. Ascending a forested ridge, we debate whether it is acceptable to pass a trailside bench without testing it. A few times we glimpse the smoke from a prescribed burn still pouring into the neighboring Santa Fe watershed. The descent is steeper than the climb – dad counts 37 switchbacks. Slides:

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