The Sabinoso Wilderness is a remote area in the northeastern portion of New Mexico. The Wilderness includes a series of high, narrow mesas surrounded by cliff-lined canyons. The rugged country primarily supports piñon pine and juniper woodlands with occasional clusters of ponderosa pine. A perennial warm season grass savanna is found on the mesa tops. Streams periodically flow in the canyon bottoms supporting riparian vegetation including willow and cottonwood. The deep canyon area, surrounded by the wide-open New Mexico plains, is unique for this region. The deep incisions cut by Cañon Olguin, Cañon Largo, and Lagartija Creek create a striking topographical and geological contrast in this otherwise flat terrain.
Photo by Sherman Hogue, BLM New Mexico.
I've somewhat emerged from the woods, that is, final assignments have all been submitted and all that's left of the term is exams! Aaaand once that's done I'm definitely heading back into the woods, that is, this magical spot to surround myself with as much green as possible because goodness knows my eyes need that break! 🌲🍁🍂