From leader Aku:
The weather stabilized beautifully for Sunday’s Sierra Club Frijoles Canyon loop hike, providing a perfect fall outing for Larry, Heidy, Bojan, and Aku in Bandelier. Box elders and many other lower elevation, deciduous trees and shrubs were showing lots of fall color, and we had almost the entire route to ourselves. It was also an ideal opportunity to experience the spectacularly well-done clearing and “remodeling” of both the Frijoles Rim Trail and the Frijoles Canyon Trail. Volunteers are the ones we can thank for keeping all of our spectacular hiking trails in good condition throughout New Mexico’s national forests and monuments. Thank you ALL volunteers for the outdoors!