Due to technical difficulties, I am getting a bit behind on the blogging, so here's some photos from Memorial Day Weekend. Originally, we envisioned hiking up Wheeler Peak, near Taos... but snowstorms (in late May!) convinced us to go south. So, we ended up backpacking Saturday through Monday in the Apache Kid Wilderness, which is a mountainous area just west of Elephant Butte. In other words, it's in the middle of nowhere, but just a few hours south of Albuquerque. We hiked to the top of Vick's Peak because it was the tallest thing around and the hike was described in our 100 Hikes in New Mexico book. There is a whole network of trails back there, and a lovely pine forest. We camped on the saddle of a ridge next to an old miner's cabin. There really is not a trail to the top of Vick's Peak, but it wasn't far from the cabin.