Day Hike: 10K / Osha Loop / North Crest / 10K / Survey / Challenge Trails Loop ~ Sandia Mountains ~ New Mexico, USA
May 21, 2013
This was my first hike with the ASCHG this year, although I had signed up for three earlier hikes with them but ended up having to cancel all three. The hike yesterday was in the Sandia Mountains at Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Drove up the east side of the Sandias until we got to the 10K Trail Head at an elevation of 9,968 feet. If it didn’t jump out at you, the 10K trail is so-named because it runs (generally) along the 10,000 foot contour line on a topo map. After arriving at the trail head/parking area, the hike leader read us our rights, I mean, gave us a rundown on his hike rules. The main rule being: No one is allowed to die on my hike!! (just kidding, Dennis)