You can see the burned pinyon and juniper, with the bare spots now filled in with grass. The earth has healed.We didn't ride long because the temperature up there was in the 30's, and the wind picked up to about 10 mph. Chilly!
We passed a couple of springs:
The sign on this one says "Colt Spring Trough No.l. Water not tested for Culinary Use. (Duh. Believe me, I was not tempted, although Steve insists that water coming directly out of the pipe that taps into the spring is probably fine.) Colt Spring is in Wild Horse Draw, which seems appropriate.
Here's the other spring, which is piped into a giant tire trough:
Snake John Cabin Spring also has the disclaimer that it's not tested for culinary use. Daisy tested it. She seemed to do okay. Think we should go back and fill up our water bottles?
We didn't see any sign of a cabin. Snake John? The name has a sinister ring. I assume the cabin owner wasn't the friendliest guy around.
More snow is predicted for the weekend. By next week, this area may be covered in a foot of snow.