|Looking back the way we came along the Narrows|
|La Ventana on the other side of the valley|
|Portrait, halfway down the rock scramble|
So after finishing our rim walk on the top of the Narrows Portrait and I did a little cross country hiking to get to the edge of the cliff. Once at the cliff's edge we had our first view of La Ventana--one of New Mexico's grandest natural arches--and the hairy rock scramble we had to do in order to return to the valley floor. Once there we went for a closer look at the arch--we left the penned in viewing area so we could see the sky above the arch.After all this beauty and on trail walking, and rescuing a lemon meringue pie from the trash, we had a 25 mile road walk into Grants.
|Getting as close to the arch as possible|
|The start of the road walk had some great scenery|
|But not even great scenery can do much to help a 25 mile long road walk...but we did end up at the very nice Red Lion Inn in Grants two days earlier than expected.|