Originally Posted by yater
About 15 miles into the dome wilderness area, in the Jemez mountains, I came to this barren opening in the forest, obviously recycled by fire. I'm not ruling out arson or human stupidity, but judging by the storm that has snuck over the ridge on me, lightening is the probable cause here
...The view of Ojo Caliente mineral springs from the BLM road coming in.
thanks for writing up your New Mexico trip.
The area you rode thru burned almost 30 years ago (1977) and was started by a catalytic converter, although lightning has started many fires here.
And I second your Ojo Caliente recommendation. I've got an annual pass and it's worth the hour drive.
O.K. - more photos please