Day 6: NNML – Mountain Meadows

San Antonio Hot Springs

June 8 

La Cueva Lodge to Rio Cebolla Creek – 13 miles

Easy peazy day!

Slept in, sipped hot coffee, did some Interneting, took a second shower, organized my gear, and started hiking at 11:00 am. 

I felt like myself walking today, less water and rafting gear. The pack was once again my friend. With the pack raft like a sausage on top of my pack, it startled me as I walked. I often thought it was an animal or something coming from behind. 

Walking today was on forest roads and trails along winding creeks and green meadows. We even had lunch at San Antonio Hot Springs along the way. The tubs are clean, big, and hot. Too hot for me to get in on this warm day. 

During dinner at the edge of the meadow Sally spotted an elk. Sally appreciates nature, is fun, and has an amazing sense of humor. We laugh a lot. 

Iris
San Antonio Hot Springs
San Antonio Hot Springs – Cascading Pools
Start of many meadows
Who knows how all the white rock formations were made or what they are called
Grass Fed Beef
Camp for the night

10 Comments

  1. Gosh, the area is lovely. Love those rock formations. You made me laugh about the rafting gear on top startling you. I’ve had similar experiences. 🙂

  2. Randy Godfrey

    I love following your adventure and viewing your very beautiful photos! Thanks for taking the time and having the dedication to write and post these. It’s so appreciated.

  3. This looks so lovely and inviting! Love the hot springs… the waters are so clear! Loving the adventure!

  4. “With the pack raft like a sausage on top of my pack, it startled me as I walked. I often thought it was an animal or something coming from behind.” -I can sypothise with you. I use a waist pack for dayhiking. Sometimes it makes noises that I think I know from nature and it startles me too! ha

    “We laugh a lot”. That for me is one of the best parts of hiking with others.

  5. BeeKeeper

    Ooohhh I’m liking this stretch.

  6. Jamie Lindsay

    Beautiful landscape, thanks for sharing!

  7. Lucy Grittman

    Fantastic pictures!! Such a beautiful place and beautiful trail companions!!

  8. Just gorgeous!!

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