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Day Hike: Embudo Trailhead to 3 Gun Spring Trail to Oso Pass to Embudito Trailhead ~ Sandia Mountains ~ Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Friday, June 10, 2016

Hiked all, or part, of three trails today. Started the hike from one trailhead. Finished the hike at another trailhead. Yes… that means this hike requires a shuttle! 🙂 Got an earlier start for this hike because we had to drop one vehicle off at the Embudito Trailhead. Then drove the second vehicle a few miles south to the Embudo Trailhead. Our plan was to hike the Embudo Trail up to Post Pass, where the Embudo Trail ends, then hike the 3 Gun Spring Trail up to Oso Pass, then hike the Embudito Trail down to its trailhead.

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Day Hike: Pino Trail ~ Sandia Mountains ~ Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Friday, June 3, 2016

Haven’t hike the Pino Trail in a few years, so decided it was time to hike it again… this time to shoot some video. The trail was just as I remembered it — long, with great views, and  a lot of climbing! 🙂 If you want to see some still pics of the Pino Trail from the hike I did a few years ago, search this blog for “Pino Trail”.

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Day Hike: South Piedra Lisa Trail ~ Sandia Mountains ~ Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Friday, May 13, 2016
Friday, May 27, 2016

Hiked the South Piedra Lisa Trail — twice — so the video will be a compilation of those two hikes. Since doing this hike, I read that the new, lower section of the trail was completed in March, 2016. So a big thanks to all the volunteers who worked to make this happen. The new section is much more enjoyable than hiking up the gravel road. However, on the first hike, we completely missed the signs showing where the new section is located and just walked up the gravel road like we had done some years back. On the second hike, we finally got it right!
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Day Hike: Blue Dot / Red Dot Trails ~ White Rock Canyon ~ White Rock, New Mexico, USA

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Another group hike today, this time we drove up to White Rock Canyon and hiked the Blue Dot and Red Dot trails. On a number of past hikes, I have used spectacular to describe the views on those hikes. I find myself needing to use spectacular again to describe the views on this hike. The Rio Grande River has carved out a seriously magnificent canyon and given us some spectacular panoramas. Standing on the rim of the canyon gazing down at the Rio Grande River, I felt the same awe I felt the first time I looked into the Grand Canyon. If you haven’t done this hike, put it on your To Do list because you won’t be disappointed. This hike is definitely a keeper! 🙂

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Day Hike: Tunnel Spring ~ Sandia Mountains ~ Placitas, New Mexico, USA

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Small group hike today with members of the ASCHG to do the Tunnel Spring Hike up near Placitas. This hike starts at the northern entrance to the Crest Trail (#130). There is a spring called Tunnel Spring and, according to the map, not too far from the trail head. Towards the end of the hike, we did pass some seepage which might have originated from a spring, but whether that spring was THE spring, and whether it has tunnel-like characteristics, is anybody’s guess.

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Day Hike: Off Trail Near Lower South Ridge of Waterfall Canyon ~ Sandia Mountains ~ Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Friday, April 10, 2015

Did an off-trail hike this morning with Marty, my hiking buddy. We had originally planned on starting out from the La Luz Trail Head and then hiking up the north ridge of Chimney Canyon, then crossover and hike down the south ridge of Waterfall Canyon to the South Piedra Lisa Trail. However, once we got to the trail head, we decided that might be a bit much for our first off-trail experience, so we decided to do something a little shorter just to get our feet wet.

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Day Hike: Domingo Baca Trail to TWA Canyon ~ Sandia Mountains ~ Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Sunday,  March 22, 2015

For those who don’t know, in February, 1955, TWA Flight 260 took off from the Albuquerque airport in a snowstorm. Within minutes, it crashed into the mountain killing all 16 souls on board. Some debris from that crash remains in the mountain to this day. The canyon where the crash site is located is now referred to as TWA Canyon. There is a trail that leads to the crash site which I have known about since moving here. Today felt like a good day to do this hike.

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