November 5, 2022
I fell in love with Allie Canyon on our first visit a year-and-a-half sgo. Finally the planets aligned, and we were able to return, in late Fall after a generous monsoon.
The weather dipped below freezing this week, and there was a dusting of snow on the north side of the ridge.
Aping the yoga pose of an alligator juniper/
Dennis and Miguel at the top of the ridge.
From here we had a magnificent view of the canyon, all the way to the meadow near the cabin.
Even the side canyons were flowing!
Approaching a well-preserved log cabin.
Variously known as "Spring Cabin" or "Crumbley Cabin", it was constructed in 1946.
Since our last visit, someone has completely furnished the cabin, including a guest book!
The stock tank here is always overflowing with clear, ice cold water.
We didn't see a lot of Fall color here. The forest is mostly ponderosa pine, juniper, piñon and oak.
The old road under a carpet of colorful oak leaves.
The tiny creek has carved some rather spectacular cascades.