Taking the mountain road north out of Arroyo Seco, NM the scenery changes dramatically. A sign read, “Entering Carson National Forest”, the road became steeper, my ears popped, and I thought I was in the Colorado Rockies.
Climbing steadily and winding around the mountain for eight miles, we reached Taos Ski Valley Resort. Any further up the mountain required a 4-wheel drive vehicle. It was sunny and dry, so I figured my AWD Honda could make it a little further. Another two miles was the end of the road; the last ski lift and the Bavarian Inn with a great view of Wheeler Peak, tallest peak in New Mexico at 13,161 feet.
The Bavarian Inn is about as authentic as you can get; i.e. the food, beer and traditional dress of the wait staff. Think lederhosen. I had jager schnitzel and some great German beer. The bad news was now we had to drive down the mountain.
Thought for the Day: A quart of ale is a dish for a king. William Shakespeare