Actually, this “day” will have to be done in two posts. There are just too many photos that I would want to share from two different outings on that day, both of which were related to the Piedra River.
This first one was a drive and hike up to Piedra Falls, which is northeast of the Sportsman’s Campground. One source that I found stated that it was on “Middle Fork Road,” but Google maps shows Forest Service Road numbers, not names. So, one might have to ask in Pagosa Springs if one wanted to visit the falls.
The drive wasn’t that far from Sportsman’s and the hike wasn’t really all that long either. If I remember right, there might have been one place where one had to watch their footing on the trail. At the falls themselves, it was rocky, so care should also be taken there.
Now, some pictures of the trail to the falls.
Here are some in the vicinity of the falls. Piedra Falls itself wasn’t all that impressive, but we sure enjoyed the trip and hike to it.
One last comment. Since I have been so long with reading the blogs of others as well as writing my own, I have a suggestion. Don’t get behind on reading blogs. I’ve spent at least three days trying to get caught up on what everyone is doing. I’ll certainly try to not ever do that again.