Monday, June 15, 2009

On a Hot Day, Head to the Cool Smith Spring Trail

An oasis from the hot sun, the Guadalupe Mountains National Park has a great 2.3 mile trail with a cool and shady spot in the middle, where Smith Spring emerges from a woodland. Animals visit frequently to get water and stay cool. Here the temperatures on a hot day are at least 10-20 degrees cooler than on the desert floor.

For more information on Guadalupe Mountains National Park, visit here and here.

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