Granite Mtn above Watson Lake

Granite Mtn above Watson Lake

Yesterday morning, after dropping off recyclables, we hiked about one mile of the Peavine Trail before connecting with the Lakeshore Trail. The water is quite low on Watson Lake so we did not need to take the High Water Spur Trail. A memorial bench in honor of Linda Ryan has an appropriate recommendation to “Sit … be present with gratitude.” After we connected again with the Peavine Trail we got a nice view of Granite Mountain above Watson Lake. We could also see the iconic Thumb Butte in the distance in the direction of the trail. Three cows laying in the shade near the water kept us guessing how they got there. A blue heron was looking for lunch in the shallow water. Some of the plants in bloom included New Mexico thistle, prickly poppy, and silverleaf nightshade. It was especially interesting to note the large number of wild watermelon vines beginning to bear fruit.

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