Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Elusive Bridal Veil Falls

I heard about these falls in the local paper, but there were no directions or information about their location. Last week while out and about I stopped by the ranger station for info on them, well they must be pretty elusive because they had to get three different rangers before they found one who knew about them. He gave me directions (somewhat) and off I went to find them. Of course his directions and my sense of, ended up in a failed trip.

Well yesterday I was determined to find the elusive falls, I went down every road and trail in the area.......but still to no avail. After becoming a bit frustrated I decided to call it another day. As I was headed home some sights began to click in my head of what the ranger had said to look for (of course this was a couple of miles further away than I had thought). Long story short, It turned out to be the right trail, the hike from the parking area was about a 1/2 mile or so down into a canyon.

The falls are year round due to the spring fed creek and was a popular stop on the old Cloud Climbing Railroad which ran between Alamogordo and Cloudcroft. Funny, the falls are only about 15 mins from the house, but being unmarked and not advertised very few people know about them.

1 comment:

Buckany said...

Do you have directions to them?