For some reason, I hadn't previously been up to Geronimo Head or Malapais, and today was outstanding. The temperature was perfect for this kind of hike today and the air quality provided distant views in all directions.
BobP took the reins of leading us up the mountain absolutely nowhere near a route, but we managed to overcome and eventually reached the route we wanted to be following. On the return trip we skipped the adventure and stuck with the route on the lower part. Somebody has built a trail here, which I'm not thrilled with. Trimmed trees, rocks moved, etc. Pretty sure it's not FS approved. Can't we just keep some things "off-trail"?
Views from Geronimo Head and Malapais were great. This is a big day and a solid workout. Definitely a good adventure!