The kids and I went on a warm up hike today, riding the chair lift up from the base of the Taos Ski Valley and planned to hike down. We were in for more than we expected. The monsoon rains have been regular every day we have been here, but had been starting later. No sooner than we reach the top of the lift, the clouds began building! We quickened our pace, and even took a shortcut down Psycopath (which was difficult to ski, probably shouldn’t have tried to hike). The sky opened up on us, and out came the rain gear! We were going to wait it out, but the lift operators drove past and gave us a welcome, if bumpy ride home!