I've been sick for what seems like forever. I've had strep throat, then bronchitis and then pneumonia I haven't been able to get out hiking for months. This was the first day I've felt well enough to try and I had the day off and both my girls are on spring break so I wanted to take the kids out to explore some of the ruins out here.
We got a late start... Well, it was a late start for me but a crazy early start for both my teenage girls. got to the trailhead at 9:30ish. There use to be an opening in the fence for people to get through but it has been closed off. Now there's a large gate that is locked but the gate is easily climbed and has no signs that would indicate that you shouldn't so over we went.
The mesa is covered in these 6 foot tall weeds that are covered in bright yellow flowers and knee high fox tail grass. My plans were to check out the ruins south of the mine. Unfortunately by the time we reached the mine my oldest daughter was having trouble breathing. One of the MANY flowers out the was making her sinuses go crazy. I foolishly dismissed her first complaint but when I turned around to listen to her second set of complaints OMG!! Her eyes were starting to close and she was pouring snot and tears!! I broke out the first aid and got some Benadryl in her. Needless to say we beelined it back to the car. By the time we got to the car she was doing much better and is back to normal now . The only thing she hasn't been around before were the tall yellow flowered weeds. I'll have to get some allergy meds in her before we hit the trail next.