mother nature has decorated “Mary’s Waterfall” with Columbine and Indian Paintbrush
name- Mary’s Waterfall
height- Mary says, “just right”
elevation- Mary says, “pretty high up”
GPS coordinates- Mary didn’t say
season- summer and fall
accommodations- Pecos Wilderness Area
ownership- Carson National Forest
access- Mary will take you there, man… just follow her…!!!
nearest town- Truchas is about 10 miles west of here
fun fact- Mary is willing to share her waterfall, but you hafta hunt to find it and her both.
…check out Mary’s website: http://www.newmexicowilderness.org/home
Enhanced National Geographic 7.5’ topo map
…remember, I said Mary can take you there… you don’t need a map…!!!
she says it is up the North Fork of the Rio San Leonardo
I enjoyed this original webpage so much... that I just must leave it up. Unfortunately, Mary does not host wilderness experiences anymore, but she does do ware-able art and still lives at the boundary of New Mexico’s amazing Pecos Wilderness. see: www.motherspirit.us -beautiful stuff
I recently hiked into Mary’s Waterfall and San Leonardo Lakes - here are my photos and notes:
I appreciate Mary sharing her waterfall with me and you... it is a sweet little waterfall maybe 16’ high with a couple tiers and a big old knarlly tree stump at it’s base
...and below is Brian standing among the falls of what we call San Leonardo Cascades
This next photo below is Mary’s Cathedral which is known publicly as “San Leonardo Lake”, and the largest fields of perpetual snow in New Mexico…!!! Photo: August 2016
And finally Little San Leonardo Lake – unfortunately these two amazing lakes have no trout – but they are beautiful
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