The guide book suggests that you go in early morning or winter months as there isn't much cover along the trail & I would agree with that whole-heartedly. There are spectacular views of the Sandia Mountain, and northwest toward the Jemez and west across the open desert. With a good scope you might have been able to pick out our house, we had a great view of the water tower that is nearby.
Pressie did amazing. She quietly stepped off the trail when we met people, never cowering like she usually does. She was even curious about the biker that rode by. Still skittish but much better! And she loved bouncing down forest service road 445 - quickly climbing into my lap so she could see better!!
Raymona & Pressie on the trail
Pressie taking a breather
View of the Sandias
with her head out the window