Hike to Ouzel Lake, June 28, 2014…

It’s been awhile since my last time on a trail and this hike and I wasnt at my best being a bit under the weather in New Mexico. This day’s hike was to Ouzel Lake, a 9.9 mile hike, but being that I work in the accounting field let’s just round up and say 10 miles. Just a warning, the direct way to Ouzel Lake isnt the way to go, we learned this the hard way along with several other hikers who had the same destination in mind. The bridge at Ouzel Falls is out from the flooding last September. Following the Wild Basin Trailhead, you can get as far as Ouzel Falls and if you’re adventurous enough, you can go around and up over the falls and try to pick up the trail from there. What we should have done was taken the trails leading to the camping sites earlier on the trail and we would’ve reached Ouzel Lake no problem. I was disappointed we didnt reach the lake, but I took a fall and injured my knee pretty bad, so coming back down the trail was probably the best idea. Here are just a few pics from that day using my camera phone. I still have others to upload from my Fuji camera. Hopefully I can do this soon. Enjoy!



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