Column by Nina Thayer
The recent rains have brought a wealth of wildflowers to the Pajarito Plateau including the Quemazon Nature Trail, where I hiked recently.
Quemazon, which is a local Spanish word for “burned”, is indeed that. The entire mountainside was consumed with crown fire in the Cerro Grande Wildfire 12 years ago.
The nature trail was completely restored in the years after the fire by more than 250 Mountain School students and reopened by the County in 2004.
The trailhead is located off of Trinity Drive in the Western Area. Bear left to remain on Trinity Read More