Martha and I headed out on Fiona after 3PM and wandered down to Black Lake to see what we could see, not much as it turned out. The wind was blowing pretty hard too and with temperatures in the 50s, it really wasn't a lot of fun.
We returned to the Angel Fire area and decided to explore the ski resort. It's a pretty small resort, when compared to such resorts as Aspen and Vail, but nice enough.
Martha had me drive down a roughly paved road leading away and up from the ski resort. The road was called Camino Real or Royal Road and it would wind us up into the heights way above the ski resort, on the west side of Agua Fria Peak I think.
Sparsely settled with mountain homes secluded in the thick pine forest, there was much evidence of new construction as well. The road turned to gravel and dirt soon after leaving the resort and we just chugged our way up, Fiona taking it all in stride by the way.
A few miles after the above picture, we came to what basically was the end of the road. Had we had another Ural rig with us, we could have possibly continued onwards into what looked like the makings of more road but not today.
Fiona took us back down to the ski resort with no incidents and we stopped at a local restaurant for "Tapas Night" to celebrate my birthday. The food was pretty good and after dinner we rode over to the local food market for some supplies, gas for Fiona and rode on home in the chilly darkness.
All in all, a good way to end a brief sojourn in the Angel Fire area. We decamp tomorrow for the Great Sand Dunes Monument in Colorado.