One of several small ferns I saw near the Crest yesterday. The Forest Service is closing the mountains on Friday because of the fire danger. Even though I’m 100% in favor of that — it’s been an extremely warm and dry year — I’m really sad I’ll miss a few weeks up there. (Hopefully only a few weeks, anyway.) Despite the general dryness of the Sandias this year, it’s been fairly moist near the Crest, as these ferns attest.

Ferns Near Sandia Crest

Ferns Near Sandia Crest