|The top is always further away than it looks...|
|East El Paso from a little below the summit.|
|Summit view of Northeast El Paso|
|The Franklin Mountains stretching away to the north.|
|Desert vegetation in bloom!|
Only ten minutes from the parking lot, I took what I imagine to be a spectacular fall. The ground had leveled out, so I was not paying as much attention. And I was tired. I didn't notice I had tripped until I was on my stomach with bloody knees and elbows and several bruises.
I didn't encounter anyone else during those last ten minutes, so I didn't have to explain why my knees and elbow were dripping blood. It crossed my mind to say something hilarious if I did, like "Run! The zombies are attacking!"
So, it's probably a good thing I was the only one on the trail.