BCSC Hike Report
Tree Spring Trail To Fossil Garden - Sandia Mountain East Region

Hike Distance (mi): 6.6
Elevation Change (ft): 1003
Total Uphill (ft): 1324
Total Downhill (ft): 1324


Seven of us braved the heat to hike Tree Spring Trail to Fossil Garden. It was shady most of the way and pleasant during the uphill climb. We didn’t see many flowers until we got on the South Crest portion – nodding onions, Indian paintbrush, dusky penstemon, and harebells. The highlight of the hike was the fossils. We spread out in the fossil area and found many, such as crinoids, brachiopods, corals, and some that looked like fish. We ate lunch on the crest at Pino Canyon Overlook and experienced warm temps as we hiked back down.

Web Album 1 Name: Fossils
Web Album 1 Link: link
Web Album 2 Name: Group Picture
Web Album 2 Link: link
Hike Report Status: In Process

Hike Leader(s): Mary Sorenson   
Hike Coordinator(s): Carl Gervais   Sunita Moonka