|Santa Fe Canyon Preserve, looking east|
I rallied-up and made it out to the Preserve before sundown. As always, I had the place/trails to myself. I like to warm-up around the SF reservoir which is mostly flat and very scenic. It's one of the few places in Santa Fe for some reason where you see (and hear) birds and other wildlife, like the beavers that have been marauding the tree-stands up there for a few years now. No dogs permitted however, and no bikes. The loop around the Preserve might be ~1.25mi, in any case it makes for a great warm-up or I have on occasion just run interval loops around it.
|Thompson Peak to the east still holding their snow|
|Trees and sunset in the Santa Fe Canyon|
|Upper Canyon Rd at sunset|
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